Dr. Maya Rockeymoore explained why an appropriations bill in the House of Representatives that was going to cut the Social Security Administration’s budget was unadvisable:

“Social Security has been the most successful antipoverty program in U.S. history, helping men and women, children, adults and seniors from all walks of life,” said Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, by email. It convened the 2011 Commission to Modernize Social Security and recently released a report on Social Security’s role in lifting children out of poverty.  “In the face of larger macro forces destabilizing economic security for families (the retirement crisis, stagnating wages, poverty), the growing numbers of retirees, disabled adults, and children who rely on Social Security would be better served if the program’s benefits were strengthened, not weakened.”