Entitlements

I promise to protect Social Security and Medicare. We made a promise to our seniors and we need to preserve the benefits for people who are close to retirement. 

But the fact is, our system is in trouble. As a business leader, I had to look spend a lot of time looking at budgets, and when I look at the math for our programs, it’s not good. 

Politicians like Susan Wild are on a path to bankrupt Social Security and Medicare. They’ve treated Social Security as a slush fund and spend the money instead of saving it for Seniors. Younger workers are at risk of paying Social Security taxes your whole careers, but then not receiving the full benefits.

We need to address the long-term solvency of social security, but we need to do it in a way that protects seniors. I’ve got three principles to this. 

First, we need to keep our promises to those receiving benefits and those who are close to retirement. I will not support any changes to benefits for anyone who is 55 or older. 

Second, we can’t keep kicking the can down the road. We need to act now, because it will not get any easier the longer we wait. 

Third, we need to put all options on the table. I am open to adjusting these programs so millionaires aren’t treated the same way we treat working Seniors.

The last thing we need is what Susan Wild supports – Medicare for All. Medicare for All means Medicare for none, because it would bankrupt our system. Medicare for All also means that every person in Eastern Pennsylvania who gets insurance through our jobs will have that insurance ripped away. 

This plan is so radical that even Nancy Pelosi doesn’t support it—but Susan Wild does. She campaigned as a moderate but she’s more extreme than Nancy Pelosi.