This Truthout story features Dr. Maya Rockeymoore’s statement on President Obama’s proposal to expand Social Security.

The Center for Global Policy Solutions represents one of the plethora of organizations that have been tenaciously advocating for enhancing Social Security benefits, fighting an inside-the-beltway climate that has been trying to reduce Social Security checks for years. Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Global Policy Solutions, praised the president’s new position:

“We applaud President Obama’s proposal to strengthen Social Security given that our nation is facing a retirement crisis with 38 million working-age households (45 percent of the U.S. workforce) without retirement savings of any kind and a paltry median account balance of $40,000 for those with retirement accounts in 2010.”