Democrats unite to expand Social Security ...
Reliance on Social Security benefits will only increase in the future as a result of the decline in traditional, employer-sponsored pensions and the proven inadequacy of 401(k)s as a replacement. Democrats understand that the solution to this looming retirement income crisis is to expand Social Security’s modest benefits.
The 2016 Democratic Platform included a strong plank in support of expanding benefits. The Social Security 2100 Act, a benefit expansion bill sponsored by Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.), is co-sponsored by over 90 percent of House Democrats. And 90 percent of Senate Democrats are on record in support of expanding, not cutting, Social Security.
In recognition of this sound policy, and to bring it closer to a reality, Senate and House Democrats are forming a bicameral Expand Social Security Caucus. In the Senate, the caucus is co-chaired by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). In the House, the caucus is chaired by Reps. Larson, Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.).
These seven co-chairs represent a geographically and politically diverse cross-section of the Democratic Party. Sanders and Warren are New Englanders who are recognized nationwide as bold progressives. Grijalva, a Southwesterner, is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Sewell, a Southerner, is a vice-chair of the centrist New Democrat Coalition and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Dingell, a Midwesterner, is vice-chair of the Seniors Task Force, and comes from a family with a long history of fighting to protect and expand Social Security.
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Nothing in the article about "we will pay for it by. . . [getting rid of the cap on SS taxes or making SS taxes apply to corporate dividends and stock options or capital gains or otherwise making the rich pay more]"
"Terror must be maintained or the Empire is doomed."