Social Security Works Statement on Governor Bush’s Support For Social Security Cuts

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Statement on Governor Bush’s Support For Social Security Cuts

(Washington, DC) —The following is a statement from the executive director of Social Security Works in response to Governor Jeb Bush’s comments regarding Social Security.

“Raising the retirement age is a benefit cut of around 6.5% per year raised, and the age is already going up from 65 to 67,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works. “Governor Bush, like the other Republicans contemplating running to become President, is not concerned with the best interests of the American people. His proposal is part of a courtship of Wall Street billionaires designed to fill his campaign coffers; as such, it will be rejected by the American people, including Republican primary voters.”

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Social Security Works is the lead group in the Strengthen Social Security Campaign, a coalition comprised of more than 350 national and state organizations representing more than 50 million Americans from many of the nation’s leading aging, labor, disability, women’s, children, consumer, civil rights and equality organizations.