Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Campaign Promise

Seniors and Social Security

Strengthen Retirement Savings

Reform Corporate Bankruptcy Laws to Protect Workers and Retirees:

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    Current bankruptcy laws protect banks before workers. Obama and Biden will protect pensions by putting promises to workers higher on the list of debts that companies cannot shed; ensuring that the bankruptcy courts do not demand more sacrifice from workers than executives; telling companies that they cannot issue executive bonuses while cutting worker pensions; increasing the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in court; and limiting the circumstances under which retiree benefits can be reduced.