Chairman Levin's Remarks at Event Commemorating Social Security's 75th Anniversary

Jul 28, 2010 Issues: Social Security

(Washington D.C.)- Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander M. Levin (D-MI) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, members of the House Democratic Leadership, and House Democrats at a press event this morning on the Steps of the Capitol to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Social Security Act, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law on August 14, 1935.  Below are Chairman Levin’s remarks during the event:

“Six years ago we stopped President Bush’s efforts to privatize and cut Social Security.  We held hundreds and hundreds of meetings throughout this country, and America spoke out.  They said ‘NO’ to privatization -- a resounding ‘NO’.  But Republicans have never given up on their twisted dream of privatization, and we are here today standing united against the nightmare of privatization.  This is another Bush policy the Republicans want to go back to, and on this 75th anniversary, the Speaker, the rest of the leadership, and all of us stand united -- we will not go back.  Democrats will never turn our backs on the Social Security of the United States of America.”