"Seniors should not have to choose between putting food on the table, keeping a roof over their heads, or buying the medication that they need to stay healthy. And, no one should be forced to work until the day they die."
★ American Socialists
For decades, disenfranchised Senior Citizens and disillusioned Retirees have made up a significant portion of the active membership of the Socialist Party. In return, American Socialists have been the party fighting for those seniors and retirees as well.
Both Medicare and Social Security were created to appease Socialist Party members. These two programs today are cornerstones of American society that not only grant seniors financial and medical security but also the peace of mind to enjoy their golden years to the fullest.
American Socialists believe that a dignified retirement is central to the American Dream and that Medicare and Social Security are the foundation of realizing that dream.
In recent years, Socialist protesters have beaten back Republican plans to privatize Social Security â€” plans that would have exposed the retirement funds of millions of American seniors to great risk on the eve of the financial crisis. For decades American Socialists have called for strengthening Social Security. Just ten years ago Social Security could have remained solvent with just a 2.5 percent increase on the payroll tax, but Democrats rejected that increase to appease their capitalist donors. Now Democrats and Republicans alike talk about raising the retirement age and reducing benefit on the poor instead of holding corporate America responsible for decades of low wages that prevented aging Americans to plan for their own retirements.
If you are dissatisfied with the way the capitalist political parties failed to protect your right to a fair wage when you were younger, then join the Socialist Party. Your grandparents were socialists, so why not you? Become an American Socialist today!