- Social Security benefits represent about 40% of the income of our seniors
- Among those who receive benefits, 52% of married couples and 72% of single beneficiaries rely on Social Security for at least 50% of their total income
- And 20% of those married couples and 41% of single persons rely on benefits for at least 90% of their income
- Social Security is not limited to seniors -- it also provides a safety net for disabled persons, which is essential since 69% of the private workforce does not have long-term disability insurance
Privatize Social Security? What a joke -- perpetrated by the same folks who embrace deregulation and the Wild West on Wall Street. Remember when you vote in November that the future of this critical program could hang in the balance. We need to make sure that 12 year life expectancy doesn't apply to Social Security as well.