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SourceStop the Mexico Raid on Our Social Security!
RetireSafe Delivers 115,000 Petitions Opposing Social Security for Illegal Immigrants from Mexico
February 9, 2005
For more information: Michelle Plasari, 703-319-0009
(Oakton, VA) – Today, RetireSafe delivered 115,000 petition signatures to Congress calling for an end to the proposed U.S./Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement.
“Social Security is not a welfare program and it should not be turned into a foreign aid program,” said RetireSafe President Charles Hardin.
RetireSafe joined with Congressman Virgil Goode (R-VA) and other members of Congress in urging the White House not to present the proposed totalization agreement with Mexico to Congress for approval.
“Using our Social Security Trust Fund to reward illegal acts, attract cheap labor, or bail out another nation’s economy at the expense of American retirees is just plain wrong,” continued Hardin.
The agreement with Mexico will allow Mexican citizens who work in the U.S. illegally to earn valuable Social Security credits for breaking the law. It is projected to drain $350 billion from the Social Security Trust fund over the next decade.
“Hard-working Americans pay taxes each and every day to support our Social Security system. At a time when Social Security is ill-prepared to keep its promise to Americans, it makes no sense to allow illegal immigrants to reap the benefits,” said Hardin.
“Is it too much to ask that Social Security benefits be preserved for those who earned them legally? Seniors are tired of these shenanigans coming out of Washington. If the President and Congress are serious about Social Security reform, they will stop this foolish totalization agreement with Mexico,” concluded Hardin.
RetireSafe is a grassroots action network representing more than 300,000 seniors nationwide united in the belief that individual ownership and control is the key to retirement security. To find out more about RetireSafe and its activities visit www.RetireSafe.org.