US - Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama has his outlined plans to strengthen social security, in a roundtable with Las Vegas residents.
Barack wants to create automatic workplace pensions to make it easier for Americans without employer-based retirement plans to save.
He has also said he will ensure private companies properly fund their pension plans and reform bankruptcy laws.
Obama spoke to six residents, some who raised concerns that their employers could file for bankruptcy in the future, eliminating all of their benefits in the process.
"Today, even if you work hard and play by the rules, you risk losing everything if your company goes bankrupt," said Obama.
"Instead of protecting your pension, our laws protect banks by making it easier for companies to shed their obligations to retired workers. It's time for that to change."
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