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Strengthening and Securing Social Security

Statement to Senate Democratic Policy Committee

This is first and foremost a question of values.

As a nation that values the well-being, dignity and security of every citizen, we should not abandon those principles and leave millions of older Americans at risk.

As a nation that has always recognized that a house divided cannot stand, we should not allow Social Security to become a generational dividing line, pitting old against young.

Franklin Roosevelt said it best during his radio address on Social Security's third anniversary: He said:

"…In our efforts to provide security for all American people, let us not allow ourselves to be misled by those who advocate short cuts to Utopia or fantastic financial schemes."

With your help, we will strengthen Social Security and keep its promise now and for generations to come.

Thank you.

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