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Friday, February 12, 2016

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Lacy Crawford – [email protected]org

ICYMI Video: Sanders and Clinton Debate How Much to Expand Social Security

National Social Security/Retirement Security Experts who are leading the campaign for Social Security expansion available for Radio, Print and TV Interviews

At last night’s debate the Democratic candidates for president agreed on the need to expand Social Security, only disagreeing about how much to increase benefits. This is a marked contrast to the debate on the Republican side over how much to cut benefits.

Sanders: “I would hope that you would come on board and say this is the simple and straightforward thing to do: We’re asking the top one and a half percent including passive income to start paying a little bit more so that the elderly and disabled vets in this country can live with security and dignity..”

Clinton: “I think it’s fair to say we don’t have a disagreement. We both believe there has to be more money going into the Social Security system…I have a slightly different approach.. first rather than expand benefits for everyone I do want to take care of low income seniors who worked at low wage jobs. I want to take care of women…”

Note to press: Social Security Works staff are available for interviews. To schedule, please contact [email protected]org

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Social Security Works is the convening member 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.