Democrats Push Tax-The-Rich Plan For Social Security Solvency
By Arthur Delaney
WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans push a wish-list budget that would dramatically cut government safety net programs, their Democratic counterparts are jumping on a bill to expand Social Security benefits and shore up the program’s finances.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, endorsed the legislation at a press conference Tuesday.
“You don’t save Social Security by cutting Social Security,” said Van Hollen, whopreviously endorsed a proposal that would trim Social Security benefits and is currently campaigning for a Senate seat in Maryland.