Tell John McCain that Social Security is Not a Disgrace

John McCain thinks Social Security is a disgrace.

We need you to tell him he's wrong.

Last week, John McCain told a crowd in Denver:

Americans have got to understand that we are paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers in America today. And that's a disgrace. It's an absolute disgrace.

For millions of retired and disabled Americans, Social Security isn't a disgrace – it's their primary source of income. And Americans do understand the way it works, because it's the same way Social Security has worked for more than 70 years.

This isn't the first time John McCain has spoken out again Social Security. Back in March, McCain said that private savings accounts should be a part of Social Security reform. That privatization scheme is the very same failed Bush policy that the American people rejected in 2005.

When it comes to messing with Social Security, John McCain is as bad as President Bush – if not worse.

Sign our petition to John McCain here, telling him that our country's most important and successful retirement program is not a disgrace.


Senator McCain, I strongly urge you to:

  • apologize for calling Social Security "an absolute disgrace," and
  • abandon your promise to revitalize President Bush's disastrous Social Security privatization plan.