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As a nation, we’ve made many promises to our fellow citizens. Through our entitlement programs, retirees are guaranteed a pension through Social Security and access to health care through Medicare, as well as support for the poor and disabled.  My mother, a former public school teacher, relies on this support in her retirement. I’m proud we have a safety net that shelters all Americans from true poverty, however, these programs are rapidly growing beyond our ability to pay for them.  To be blunt, Social Security and Medicare are going bankrupt.

Social Security now pays out more than it collects, slowly consuming the funds that have built up over time from contributions by hardworking Americans. Numerous independent financial and economic analysts agree that Social Security as currently structured is fiscally unsustainable. Additionally, according to the most recent Medicare trustee’s report, Medicare’s hospital insurance trust fund will become insolvent in 2028.If we fail to fix entitlement spending today, we will be forced to break our contract in the future.

For many Americans who need help staying afloat in times of hardship, any changes to the social safety net can seem daunting, and I share these concerns.  As the son of a retired school teacher whose livelihood depends on these programs, I understand the need to keep them intact now and strengthen them for the future. I believe this issue must be given greater attention, and I am dedicated to using my position in Congress to fight for sensible, long-term solutions that strengthen this program for current seniors and also future generations. 

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November 5, 2019 Page

As a nation, we’ve made many promises to our fellow citizens. Through our entitlement programs, retirees are guaranteed a pension through Social Security and access to health care through Medicare, as well as support for the poor and disabled. My mother, a former public school teacher, relies on this support in her retirement. I’m proud we have a safety net that shelters all Americans from true poverty, however, these programs are rapidly growing beyond our ability to pay for them. To be blunt, Social Security and Medicare are going bankrupt.

July 2, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement after being awarded the "Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award" by the 60 Plus Association.
September 9, 2016 Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) was awarded the "Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award" by the 60 Plus Association and the "Tax Fighter Award" by the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC).
November 16, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson will have a town hall meeting in Salisbury on Friday to discuss issues specific to senior citizens.

November 13, 2015 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) announced that he will host a seminar for seniors on Friday, November 20, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue South in Salisbury to discuss issues important to seniors, including Medicare Open Enrollment Period basics.
September 22, 2015 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked a vote on legislation to ban late-term abortions.
April 23, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) was awarded the Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award by the 60 Plus Association, a national non-partisan senior citizens organization.
February 12, 2015 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement after receiving the "True Blue" award from Family Research Council Action for his extraordinary leadership and unwavering commitment to defending life and promoting family, faith and freedom.
August 27, 2013 In The News

CONCORD, N.C. -- Eighth District U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson held a town hall meeting at Jay M. Robinson High School on Monday where he emphasized his goal of stopping Obamacare and other priorities.