Before being a father, or a sheriff, or a congressman – before anything else - I am a man of my word. I believe in honor and integrity, because without it, we as a country are lost.
That is how I view Social Security. At its most basic level, it is a promise – pure and simple. Hardworking men and women have spent their whole working lives paying into a system with the explicit guarantee that they would be made whole in the end.
With over a quarter of a million seniors living in Florida's 5th District and most of them living on a fixed income, the promise of Social Security is sacrosanct. My commitment to seniors is unshakeable and my belief in keeping America's promise to them will not change.
The Greatest Generation gave us this country of ours and it is our turn to give something back.