Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is one of Social Security’s biggest defenders in the federal government.
In a recent speech, Sanders addressed the false claims that the program is going broke.
“Today, Social Security has a surplus in the trust fund of $2.76 trillion. A surplus of $2.76 trillion, and can pay out benefits to every eligible American for the next 19 years, to the year 2033,” said Sanders.
“Social Security is not an investment program,” continued the senator. “You can invest money in Wall Street – sometimes you do well. You can invest money in Wall Street – sometimes you lose your shirt. Social Security is a social insurance program. It has never failed one American in 79 years.”
Watch Sen. Sanders’ full remarks.