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Social Security bill would raise benefit, Schatz says

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2013

~~<p>U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced Thursday the introduction of major legislation that seeks to expand Social Security benefits while extending the life of the program to 2049.</p>
<p>&quot;The Republicans in the House and the tea party seem bound and determined to undermine Social Security, and I think it's important for we Demo&shy;crats in the Senate to stake out a position that not only are we not entertaining cutting Social Security, but we ought to be thinking about ways to enhance the program, both for the beneficiaries and for the trust fund to be healthy over the long run,&quot; Schatz told a small group of Social Security beneficiaries gathered for a news conference outside the Federal Building in Hono&shy;lulu.</p>
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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced Thursday the introduction of major legislation that seeks to expand Social Security benefits while extending the life of the program to 2049.

"The Republicans in the House and the tea party seem bound and determined to undermine Social Security, and I think it's important for we Demo­crats in the Senate to stake out a position that not only are we not entertaining cutting Social Security, but we ought to be thinking about ways to enhance the program, both for the beneficiaries and for the trust fund to be healthy over the long run," Schatz told a small group of Social Security beneficiaries gathered for a news conference outside the Federal Building in Hono­lulu. Login for more...



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