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June 01, 2016

President Obama Proposes Expanding Earned Social Security Benefits

Congress Should Act to Help Seniors

Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s proposal today to expand Social Security:

“The Alliance for Retired Americans welcomes President Obama’s statement in favor of expanding earned Social Security benefits.

“At a high school in Elkhart, Indiana today the President said ‘…it’s time we finally made Social Security more generous and increased its benefits so today’s retirees and future generations get the dignified retirement that they have earned.’

“The Alliance advocated the expansion of Social Security benefits for years and we are pleased that the President agrees with us. Forty percent of Americans over the age of 50 say that Social Security will be their primary source of retirement income, and the current level of benefits are not keeping pace. It’s time for Congress to pass one of the many bills that has already been introduced to make a more secure retirement for current and future retirees.”

For more information on expanding earned Social Security benefits, go to: http://retiredamericans.org/?s=expand+social+security

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