August 13, 2010
Washington, D.C. –Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today to recognize the 75th anniversary of Social Security on Saturday:
“Since its creation 75 years ago, Social Security has allowed tens of thousands of Nevadans to retire with grace and dignity. Throughout my career, I have fought to strengthen and preserve Social Security, and I will continue to fight to make sure that our parents, grandparents and loved ones can enjoy their golden years with well-deserved peace of mind.
“We must always remember what is at stake for the millions of American seniors who depend on this earned benefit. If my Republican colleagues had their way, Social Security benefits would be eliminated, phased out or risked on the stock market, leaving millions of Americans’ retirement security hostage to the up and down fluctuations of Wall Street. I believe that retirement security for Main Street should be guaranteed, not trusted to Wall Street. And that is why I will continue to fight to make sure we do not jeopardize the future of Social Security with risky schemes that leave our seniors vulnerable.
“I understand how critical Social Security is for Nevada’s seniors, and I will always fight to protect this program so that it continues to provide them with the retirement security they deserve.”