Preserve and Protect Social Security and Medicare

A promise was made to people that if you work all your life and contribute to your retirement there would be a safety net for you. We must keep that promise. The rate of return on those investments has been far short of private sector returns. We should allow Americans to invest in their own retirement accounts, up to 50 percent of the total. They assume the risk, but would reap the reward.

Medicare and Social Security must not be accessed and drained by illegal immigrants. Or by persons making fraudulent claims. Medicare must pay doctors a reasonable fee for their services to keep the program vital and ensure patients have a wide range of choices for their providers.