1. Democrats float plan to increase Social Security benefits

    Democrats float plan to increase Social Security benefits
    By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs
    February 4, 2019

    After years of worrying about Social Securitys long-term solvency, Democrats in Congress have advanced a plan to increase benefits for the retirement program.

    Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced a bill, the Social Security 2100 Act, that would increase the Social Security monthly payment by about 2 percent. The reasoning behind the measure is seniors increased use of medical services.

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    1. Social Security has not had any significant adjustments made since 1983 when Tip O'Neill was Speaker and Ronald Reagan was President.
    2. The time to expand Social Security is now.
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