Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thank you, President Roosevelt

I didn't want the 73rd anniversary of Social Security to pass without sharing this new DNC video. It features the grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt talking about his grandfather's belief that "lifting our seniors out of poverty is a reflection of our nation's core values."

We owe his grandfather our deep gratitude. Today, Social Security lifts nearly 13 million and 1.3 million children out of poverty.

John McCain? He called Social Security an "absolute disgrace" and he embraces the Bush privatization plan that would risk sending millions of people back into poverty. Obama proposes protecting Social Security by opposing privatization and a higher retirement age.

Watch the video. It's very good.


abi said...

McCain may think social security is a disgrace, but that doesn't stop him from cashing his $1,930.00 social security check every month. That he accepts this money is the real disgrace here, given that he married into $100 million worth of social security protection.

Kathy said...

Abi, that is a disgrace, but only because you and I have a sense of what's right and what's wrong. McCain is too greedy to know the difference.