AUFC - Tell Sens. McCain, Sununu, Gregg "Hands Off My Social Security!" and to Reject Bush’s Renewed Privatization Plan

New Hampshire 's Seniors, Survivors, and the Disabled Resoundingly Rejected the Same Bush Proposal in 2005 – a Risky Investment Scheme that Would Slash Guaranteed Benefits and Explode National Debt

Concord , NH – On the eve of Senator John McCain's visit to Exeter, area seniors, Social Security Advocates, and State Representatives will gather at the Legislative Office Building in Concord on March 11th at 10:30am to urge McCain and his Senate colleagues John Sununu and Judd Gregg to reject President Bush's renewed and disastrous proposal to privatize Social Security. The event comes in furious response to the president's inclusion in his FY09 budget of the very same privatization proposal that was overwhelmingly rejected by New Hampshire seniors, survivors and the disabled in 2005. The event will also come on the heels of Senator John McCain's recent statement to the Wall Street Journal: " As part of Social Security reform, I believe that private savings accounts are a part of it -- along the lines that President Bush proposed." [ Wall Street Journal, 3/3/08 ]

President Bush and his allies in Congress want to replace Social Security with a risky privatization scheme that is a bad deal for Americans. Privatization is a bad deal because it replaces security with insecurity by slashing the guaranteed benefit. It will hurt our economy and put a huge new tax burden on Americans by requiring massive new borrowing and debt. It will add nearly a trillion dollars to a national debt, which has already surpassed $9 trillion under this administration. Even top Bush advisors have admitted that that private accounts would not add a single day to the life of Social Security.

WHO: New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action

Alliance for Retired Americans

Working Families Win

Americans United for Change

NH State Legislators

WHAT: On Eve of Senator McCain's Visit to Exeter, Seniors, Social Security Advocates, NH State Reps. to Tell Sens. McCain, Sununu, Gregg "Hands Off My Social Security!" and to Reject Bush Renewed Privatization Plan

WHEN: March 11th,2008 @ 10:30am

WHERE: Legislative Office Building in Concord