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Celebrating 75 Years of Social Security Success

~ Protecting the Health and Economic Future of Older Americans ~

August 13, 2010


Celebrating 75 Years of Social Security Success

Barbara B. Kennelly, President/CEO
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

"As we celebrate Social Security's 75th birthday, it's important to remember the real-life impact America's most successful program has on millions of Americans each year.  We must commit ourselves to ensuring our children and grandchildren have access to all of Social Security's protection in their future.  It is clear during this economic crisis that future generations will need Social Security every bit as much as today's retirees.  Only one-half of today's work force has a retirement plan of any kind. Traditional pension plans have virtually disappeared for the recession generation and the homes many planned to use as a nest egg for retirement have plummeted in value. In spite of all this, Social Security has been a stable and secure source of income for millions who desperately need it.  That's why proposals to cut Social Security now, to help pay for failed policies of the past, is simply not an option.  We do not need to dismantle Social Security to save it, nor do we need to make dramatic changes to a program that has served America so well for 75 years."...Barbara B. Kennelly, President/CEO  


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Kim Wright 202-216-8414


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