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  • The Democratic Party: Ensuring Retirement Security. We will ensure that a retirement with dignity is the right and expectation of every single American, starting with pension reform, expanding saving incentives and preventing the privatization of social security.

    Democrats Will Protect Social Security. The next time you hear someone talk about privatizing Social Security as a way to "solve" our Social Security "crisis," ask them if they know that Social Security taxes are only levied on your first $106,000 of income. Simply by closing that freebie for high-income earners, we could ensure Social Security's financial health for the foreseeable future, without lowering benefits or raising the retirement age. Read's Top 5 Myths of Social Security.
    Don't Privatize Social Security. The Bush administration's plan to partially privatize Social Security would be disastrous for the program and our nation. The program is in far better shape than the Bush administration claims, even with the conservative forecasts used by most analysts taken into accoutn. Characteristically, the Bush administration is not giving us the full truth about their reasons to privatize.

    A Feasible Plan for Social Security. As proposed by our own Fran Cochran.-->

    California Democratic Party Platform on Seniors. California Democrats recognize the importance of our seniors, the fastest growing age group in the nation, and believe they enrich our everyday experiences, connect us with our past and forecast our collective future. We affirm and embrace the continuing contributions of our seniors and we continue to be committed to fostering the strong bond between the young, those in the middle, and our elders. Our seniors deserve the highest standard of care from the health care industry and a prescription drug program that helps them get the medicine they need. We are committed to protecting homeownership and hard-earned pensions as well as the support services and assistance that collectively help seniors maintain independence and quality of life. We strongly believe that seniors be offered the opportunity to remain in jobs that they have so successfully performed in for many years.