DNC on the 86th Anniversary of Social Security
August 14, 2021
“Democrats delivered Social Security to the American people 86 years ago today, creating an enduring and critical program that provides millions of Americans with the solid economic foundation and resources necessary to retire with dignity and independence. Nearly 70 million Americans count on Social Security and its benefits and Democrats are committed to ensuring its future.
“When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, he called it “a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means complete.” It is our job as Democrats not just to oppose efforts to privatize Social Security or cut benefits, but to build on the solid foundation that Congress and President Roosevelt laid out for us. President Biden has outlined important proposals to preserve and strengthen Social Security: putting Social Security on a path to long-run solvency while improving benefits, providing a true minimum benefit to ensure lifelong workers do not retire into poverty, and eliminating penalties for teachers and other public-sector workers.
“The Democrats are proud to be the party that backs retirement security for all and as we have since its beginning, we will continue to fight to keep Social Security strong and even more responsive to the needs of American seniors and families.”