Issue Position: Seniors

Issue Position

Gary believes the essence of the American Dream is the promise that if you work hard and play by the rules, you will find a good-paying job, raise a family, and have the ability to retire with dignity. It's a promise Gary will fight to see fulfilled.

More than 1.7 million mothers and fathers, family members and friends across Michigan rely on Medicare -- including Gary's own mother. He knows first-hand how crucial the health care Medicare provides is to our seniors.

That's why, every time the Republican House Majority attempted to cut Medicare and end the guaranteed benefit for our seniors, Gary fought back. Gary will not back down and force Michigan seniors to pay thousands more for their health care.

Social Security is one of the most successful programs in our history and has helped thousands of Michigan seniors stay out of poverty in their retirement and live with dignity. Gary has stood firmly against those who want to end the Social Security guarantee and privatize the program.

Medicare and Social Security are vital to long-term economic security and represent a sacred promise. Gary will fight for Michigan seniors and middle class families to strengthen and secure these vital programs for future generations.