DALLAS -- Congressman Pete Sessions wants one thing to be perfectly clear for voters in Dallas: If he had his way, he would take away access to Social Security for millions of Americans, even ones who’ve paid into the program for their entire working careers.
Here’s what Congressman Sessions said this morning: “There are millions of people that do not need to be drawing Social Security, that can take care of themselves. We can reform that system.”
Following today’s candidate forum, Colin Allred accepted the endorsement of Social Security Works PAC
and discussed his commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare.
Here are some basic questions Congressman Sessions needs to answer, based on his belief that some Americans deserve to access Social Security, while others do not:
Based on Congressman Sessions’ plan to remove access to Social Security for some Americans, who will decide which Americans should be able to access Social Security?
Will Congressman Sessions’ plan to remove access to Social Security for select Americans be implemented immediately, or over time?
Does Congressman Sessions believe his plan to remove access to Social Security for select Americans should be implemented uniformly across the country or tagged to the local cost of living?
Under Congressman Sessions’ plan to remove access to Social Security for select Americans, would those Americans still be forced to pay into the trust fund while their benefits are given to others?
While Congressman Sessions has refused to answer these basic questions, Colin Allred released the following statement:
“Social Security is an earned benefit that hard-working Texans have paid into their entire lives and retirement security is a bedrock American value that I will fight to protect in Congress.
“Congressman Sessions made it clear where he stands, and he needs to answer for why he supports going back on the promise we have made to seniors.”