"Fight any effort to privatize or weaken Medicare and Social Security, and expand Social Security for future generations by asking the wealthiest to contribute more. (HillaryClinton.com)
Where Is The Plan :
There is virtually no detail behind Hillary's plan. When you read about the plans that Hillary has laid out, the information invariably comes from a 3rd party like Social Security Works or AARP. We do not have any idea how Clinton's plan would help spouses or care givers.
The statement says very little. What will Hillary do if the wealthiest say "no". Like him or not, Sanders spells-out exactly how he wants to see the revenue side of the system changed.
Hillary's commitment against privatization remains a straw man. It is an empty promise, no more serious than defending Social Security from hungry leprechauns. The concept is too expensive and too complicated to implement. Our longer article can be found here : ("The Risks Of Privatizating Social Security")
The message seems to be consistent with the political dance of Social Security for the last 35 years. Criticize the opponent while providing no new ideas to the discussion.
We have been unable to track down hard quotes. This article says that Clinton is open to increase the cap on taxable wages, but I am not convinced by the quotes that the article provides.