Keating Campaign Launches New Social Security Ad
Quincy, MASS. – On the eve of the 75th anniversary of Social Security, Bill Keating today reaffirmed his commitment to seniors by pledging to fight efforts to raise the retirement age. Keating is the only candidate in the race for the Massachusetts 10th Congressional district who is opposed to raising the retirement age of social security recipients.
“The Social Security Act is the most important anti-poverty program in history,” Keating said in renewing his pledge to fight social security benefit cuts. “When Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security, more than half of all elderly American citizens lived in poverty. Today social security provides senior citizens with a reliable source of income, security and well being that must not be tampered with,” Keating added.
Rob O’Leary has publicly stated that he favors raising the retirement age for social security. Video of O’Leary’s statement in support of boosting the retirement age for Massachusetts seniors can be seen here:
The Social Security act was put into place to deal with the social problems created by the great depression. During the worst economic downturn since the 1930’s it is shocking to see that any candidate would support denying benefits to seniors.
“I remain firmly committed to the senior citizens who receive social security,” said Keating. “I refuse to deny seniors these crucial benefits by raising the retirement age. It’s a hardship for those who perform physically demanding work, those who suffer age discrimination in finding work, and those who care for loved ones. All Americans, not just a privileged few, have a right to live and retire with dignity.”
The Bill Keating campaign celebrated the 75th anniversary by releasing a new web ad. The ad can be viewed here: