Plumb “Takes a Stand” on Social Security, Accepted nearly 1,000 petitions from AARP on Behalf of Their Members
Corning, New York – U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district, accepted nearly 1,000 petitions from AARP on behalf of their members. The petitions were signed by residents of New York’s 23rd district, urging candidates to “Take a Stand” by committing to working toward updating Social Security for the 21st Century. The event took place in Corning outside of the Social Security Administration building.
“In the military, your mission is to protect and defend. In Congress, I will protect and defend vital earned benefits for our seniors including Social Security,” stated U.S. Navy Captain John Plumb, candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district.
Separately, Plumb emphasized his contrast with Congressman Reed on senior issues.
“Congressman Reed has time and again voted against our seniors despite the lip service he pays to them in our district,” added Plumb. “We need a new representative that will put service to our communities and people first and fight to protect our seniors - instead of rigging the system against them.”
Background: Congressman Tom Reed has an exceptionally bad record on senior issues, receiving a 10% voting score from the Alliance for Retired Americans in 2015 and a lifetime voting score of just 8%. Congressman Reed has voted for a plan that would raise the retirement age for Social Security and cut benefits. Additionally, Reed voted for a plan the Wall Street Journal said would “essentially end Medicare” by replacing it with a voucher program and increasing costs for seniors.