Democrats Push Tax-The-Rich Plan For Social Security Solvency

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.

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