NHDP Statement on 80th Anniversary of Social Security





CONCORD, N.H. – NHDP Chair Raymond Buckley released the following statement on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security:

“Today, we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security, a contract with Americans that allows them to retire with dignity after years of hard work. We celebrate the strength of Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid today that has helped Granite Staters for decades.”

“But unfortunately, Republicans continue their attacks on Social Security. Just this week in New Hampshire, John Kasich said he’d cut benefits for Baby Boomers, who are already close to retirement age. Sen. Kelly Ayotte supported raising the Social Security retirement age, as did Chris Christie. Jeb Bush supported a plan to partially privatize Social Security, putting Granite Staters’ retirement security at risk. New Hampshire just can’t afford Republicans’ ideas to undermine Social Security.”

“Democrats have stood behind Social Security, and strengthened it by passing the Affordable Care Act. While Republicans continue their attempts to chip away at Social Security, Democrats will stand by retirees and future retirees.”