Dem’s new plan to make Social Security solvent
With a great deal of fanfare, supported and apparently endorsed by the NY Times, Congressional Democrat’s unveiled their new plan to increase Social Security benefits while at the same time predicting that through raised payroll taxes it will resolve the program’s financial woes for the rest of this century. Florida Democratic Representative Darren Soto used a town hall meeting to tout the new bill, but faced some tough questions on related topics, like Congress raiding the Trust Fund to pay for non-Social Security programs (a myth). It’s impossible to predict potential success of this partisan bill but it will hopefully, at a minimum, open a dialogue between Republicans and Democrats on how to achieve a bipartisan solution to Social Security’s insolvency in less than 2 decades. This article by Eric Pera appears in The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) describing Rep. Soto’s Town Hall meeting where the Social Security 2100 bill was discussed.
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To read the article in The Ledger about Rep. Soto’s Town Hall meeting, click here.