People who have worked their entire lives and paid in to Medicare and Social Security should be able to retire in dignity, without being forced to pay for the fiscal irresponsibility of Washington. Under the current Administration, the deficit has exploded to over $1 trillion. In order to pay for this unprecedented debt expansion, cuts to Medicare and Social Security for middle class retirees have been proposed. This is an immoral transfer of wealth away from the middle class and should be opposed. In Congress, I will protect Medicare and Social Security, especially for middle-class retirees.