Sep 28, 2010
Dingell’s work to preserve SS and Medicare recognized
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare announced their endorsement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, for re-election in Michigan’s 15th Congressional District.
In a letter sent to members, committee President and Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Kennelly lauded Congressman Dingell for being a “stalwart defender of Social Security and Medicare.”
Commending Congressman Dingell’s 100 percent positive voting record in support of strengthening and protecting Social Security, Kennelly expressed to seniors in the 15th Congressional District that they need John Dingell “to continue protecting Social Security and Medicare–the twin pillars necessary to a good quality of life.” Congressman Dingell knows that “privatization would undermine the most successful social insurance ever created” and recognizes that “Health Care Reform extends Medicare’s viability.”
Dingell has a strong record of fighting to protect Social Security from efforts to cut benefits and privatize the program.
That is sharp contrast to GOP nominee Rob Steele, who supports a scheme to privatize the system that Americans made clear in 2005 that they do not want a successful program they have spend their entire working life paying into turned over to Wall Street. In fact, that seems to be the position of many teabagger Republicans, even though many are now trying to hide that position now that the primary elections are over.
The mission of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a membership organization founded in 1982, is to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare acts in the best interests of its members through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts, and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The efforts of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare are directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.