A secure retirement is no longer a guarantee for the middle class. It's harder to save and harder to retire. People are losing their pensions. If we do not act, the promise of Social Security will grow harder to keep. That's why I will fight every day to extend the promise of a retirement that is dignified and secure when I am President of the United States.
It starts with protecting Social Security today, tomorrow, and forever. For millions of Americans, Social Security is the difference between a comfortable retirement and the risk of poverty. We have an obligation to secure the future of one of the most successful programs in our history. And that starts with talking straight to the American people about the challenges that lie ahead.
This is what qualifies as successful to a government bureaucrat. By what measure? The largest transfer of wealth in the country's history? Maybe it's the 27 trillion in unfunded liability that makes it successful? If it's so damn successful why do we have to increase taxes on it just to keep it going?