Protecting The Retirement Dreams for All Texans
Too many Texans are concerned that Medicare and Social Security are not going to be there when they retire. Who can blame them when they hear politicians in Washington talk openly about slashing or even eliminating these vital programs?
My mom is 82-years-old. She struggled throughout her working life in a low-wage job that did not create the social security investment needed to keep her secure in her retirement years. Thankfully, my siblings and I are able to help her. But what about all the other seniors across Texas and across the country who don’t have family support available to them?
I’m running for Congress to ensure that Texans can retire with dignity after a lifetime of hard work. And I’ll work for our retirees as though they were my own mom.
Here’s my pledge when I get to Washington:
1. I’ll fight any attempt to cut Social Security, Medicare or the benefits retirees have earned by even a single dollar and assure that cost-of living increases are a part of these benefits, making more resources available to our retirees, not less;
2. I’ll work to provide financing to put failing pension plans back on solid ground to ensure they can meet their commitments to retirees today and workers for decades to come;
3. I’ll put safeguards in place so pension plans remain strong in order to be there for today’s workers when they retire.