We can't afford to cut Social Security

As we prepare to celebrate Social Security’s 79th birthday this week, the message that we need to expand Social Security benefits has a wind at its back. Senate candidates in Alaska, Iowa, Hawaii and Maine are making protecting and expanding Social Security benefits central to their campaigns.

But several Republicans haven’t gotten the message: Americans have paid into a system that they depend on. And we can’t afford to cut it.

“Our first goal of reform must be to make it easier for people to work longer,” wrote Senator Marco Rubio after the 2014 Trustees Report was released. We should “gradually increase the retirement age,” Senator Rubio continued—even though life expectancy averages are only growing because the rich are living longer.

And Joni Ernst, the Republican trying to become Iowa's next Senator, has endorsed privatization—even though Americans have rejected that idea time and again.

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