AFL-CIO: Social Security Is Not A “Disgrace”, Doesn’t Need McCain’s Privatization – 07/17/08
By Doug Cunningham
Senator John McCain calls Social Security a “disgrace”, but the AFL-CIO says it’s an American success story, it’s not broken and it’s NOT a disgrace. The labor federation says Social Security is the cornerstone of American retirement security and McCain wants to gamble it away with risky privatization and diversion schemes that will only weaken it. McCain, the AFL-CIO note, has used every opportunity to vote to replace Social Security with private accounts that will undermine the system. What millions of Americans who depend on Social Security need, the AFL-CIO says, is a president who will strengthen the system, protect it and bring it into long-range balance.