AFL-CIO in Coalition to Fight McCain’s Efforts to Gamble Away Social Security
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has voted to protect and strengthen Social Security and against privatizing the nation’s most successful retirement security program.
On the other hand, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says Social Security is an “absolute disgrace” (see video) and that President Bush’s failed privatization scheme is the way to go. Yesterday, a coalition of activist groups told the Republican presidential candidate that’s not going to happen.
During a telephone press conference hosted by Americans United For Change, union, retiree and activist leaders outlined plans to keep voters informed of McCain’s support of privatization and the wide gap between his and Obama’s proposals for Social Security.