Protecting Our Seniors
Protecting our Seniors and Social Security is one of the most important issues at stake in our right now in our federal government. We must protect our seniors and keep the program strong for future generations. Republican legislators who are out of touch with working families across our country, want to privatize social security, which would would turn over the hard-earned savings of millions of Texans to the stock market and risk losing everything in an economic downturn.
People should know that the system they’ve paid into their whole lives will be there for them when they need it.
The average Social Security benefits across the state of Texas is $826 per month. The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Texas is $1,020. Let’s add a car payment for a modest car: $320 a month. Keeping electricity on average $120 per month. Without food, medical cost, and travel and logistical cost our Texan Seniors are at a deficit of -$634 dollars, and with the previous mentioned cost our Seniors total monthly deficit totals -$2,085.
Social Security was passed in 1935 with a promise from President Roosevelt to protect the working man/woman and give “some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age”. The Texas Victory Project will fight to ensure the old, the ill, and the unemployed are represented and protected in government. We will lobby legislatures, elect candidates who support the funding and protection of Social Security, and ensure we protect the safety-net that has ensured the least fortunate and those who gave the best years of their lives in building the America’s economic powerhouse are not left without a voice in Austin or Washington D.C..