Larson Welcomes Showdown on Social Security
Washington – In the wake of Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-03)’s Social Security Reform Act of 2016—which would drastically cut benefits for the middle class and raise the retirement age—Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) committed to reintroducing the Social Security 2100 Act. Larson’s plan would cut taxes for seniors, increase benefits, and prevent Americans from retiring into poverty.
“It is time to stop talking about Social Security as an entitlement program; it is the insurance you paid for,” said Larson. “I commend Rep. Johnson for putting forth a plan to address our country’s retirement crisis—as our democracy thrives on the vitality of ideas—but slashing benefits and asking Americans to work harder for less is not the solution.
“I introduced the Social Security 2100 Act to cut taxes—not benefits. My plan would in fact increase benefits across the board and ensure Social Security is actuarially sound into the next century. It has the support of advocacy groups like Social Security Works and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, as well as the vast majority of the Democratic Caucus. I look forward to a healthy debate about the future of Social Security, and I will keep fighting to protect the benefits Americans paid for throughout a lifetime of hard work.”