Above all, Mary Helen Barro is committed to not only preserving but expanding Social Security benefits for seniors. Throughout their working lives, seniors have contributed a portion of their wages to Social Security. These funds are theirs and must be protected. They must not be siphoned off to support other unrelated programs, which Congress has done for the past several years.
Medicare and Medicaid benefits are integral parts that insure the quality of life for our families of all ages. Funding should not be cut or diverted in order to subsidize the costs of tax cuts for the wealthiest 1%.