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Social Security: An Economic Engine That Benefits Everyone

There is no better way to help Main Street than to elect members of Congress who appreciate Social Security’s immensely positive impact on our economy – and will work hard to expand on the program’s promise.

Mention Social Security and most people immediately think of the monthly checks received by the program’s 62 million beneficiaries.  Each day we see and hear how retirement, disability and survivor benefits keep people afloat and prevent them from falling into poverty. (Nearly half of beneficiaries rely on Social Security for all or most of their income).  But that money isn’t just a lifeline to beneficiaries and their families, it’s an economic boon for their communities and the entire nation. Every year, $800 billion dollars flow to beneficiaries who spend much of their income locally. They do business at the grocery store, the pharmacy, the auto repair shop, the theater and the hairstylist. They purchase clothing, pay rent and other basic expenses – stimulating and strengthening the economy.

Senior Advocates Hopeful as Congress Elevates Cause of Expanding Social Security

Wearing their trademark yellow t-shirts, senior volunteers from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s Capitol Action Team will turn out to show their support for the launch of the House and Senate’s ‘Expand Social Security’ caucuses at 10:00 a.m. on September 13 in room 403 of the Dirksen Senate office building.  Cochaired by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Representatives John Larson (D-CT), Conor Lamb (D-PA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Terri Sewell (D-AL), members of the new caucuses favor expanding, not cutting, Social Security while demanding the wealthiest pay their fair share.

Trump is Wrong, Dems are Fighting to Save Medicare and Social Security

President Trump has shown an uncanny ability to “project” issues onto his perceived foes — ascribing to them his own troublesome actions, especially when he tries to deflect bad news. That’s exactly what he did at a political rally in Montana Thursday night amidst a firestorm of White House controversies, unleashing a whopper about Americans’ earned benefits.

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