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Feb. 5, 2015


Next week, the Senate Budget Committee is holding its first hearing on Social Security benefits. Their plan is to declare a crisis and insist the only way out is to cut benefits now.

This invented myth of impending and catastrophic insolvency is well-worn and predictable, but still dangerous. The new Republican majorities are emboldened and anxious to show their Koch backers that they are serious

Of course, Social Security is not going broke. In fact, it has a $1.7 trillion surplus. Yet seniors who depend on the system they paid into find their benefits failing to keep up with their real expenses. We can fix this.

Join Campaign for America’s Future and Social Security Works and tell Congress the American people to want them to expand, not cut, Social Security benefits.