Expand Social Security
Congress should expand Social Security benefits - not cut them.
With corporations cutting worker pensions, our grandparents and veterans need Social Security more — not less. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says, “The truth is that we really should be increasing Social Security benefits… Social Security is the last defined-benefit pension still standing.”
Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) agree. Even better, they’re doing something about it. Unlike the President’s proposal to cut Social Security benefits, Harkin and Begich would give a worker $452 more per year by age 75 and $807 more by age 85.
And they would make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share by “scrapping the cap” on what wealthy people pay into Social Security. This would pay for the benefit expansion and extend Social Security’s solvency for decades. We’re working directly with Senators Harkin and Begich to move these bills forward. Join us!