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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 08:53 AM

 

Beto O'Rourke Releases Plan to Preserve & Strengthen Social Security

Outine

1. Establish a Caregiving Credit to Reduce the Gender and Racial Gaps in Benefits

2. Protect Social Security's Finances while Increasing Benefits

3. Restore the Social Security Student Benefit

4. Modernize Survivor Benefits to Reflect Modern Families


See the full plan here:

https://betoorourke.com/social-security/
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Beto O'Rourke

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Reply Beto O'Rourke Releases Plan to Preserve & Strengthen Social Security (Original post)
Indygram Jul 19 OP
TexasTowelie Jul 19 #1
Indygram Jul 19 #6
left-of-center2012 Jul 19 #2
liskddksil Jul 19 #4
Indygram Jul 19 #7
marylandblue Jul 19 #5
myohmy2 Jul 19 #3
Indygram Jul 19 #8

Response to Indygram (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:03 AM

1. A couple of weeks ago I posted my sentiment that one of the candidates needed to speak to the issue

 

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of Social Security and Medicare to protect their trust funds since they are both scheduled to have reduced benefits within the next two decades. Beto's team must have seen my post because here they are addressing it with a plan.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:47 PM

6. I'm so glad he released this today, just before the AARP forum

 

Hopefully the media will actually report on it. I won't hold my breath because this is the 8th major Plan he's rolled out that have been mostly ignored despite how genuinely GOOD they are.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:17 AM

4. Not sure where you are getting that from?

 

Beto’s plan would create a Caregiving Credit to Social Security, building on legislation introduced in the House and Senate by Representative Nita Lowey and Senator Chris Murphy. Americans engaged in caring for a child under 12 or a family member of any age who needs help performing daily activities would receive a credit equal to 50 percent of the average earnings of a full-time, year-round worker under his plan. Americans could collect Caregiving Credits for five years, and these credits would help reduce gender and racial gaps in Social Security benefits. Family caregivers of veterans who receive a stipend through the Family Caregiver Program would also be eligible for credits.

https://betoorourke.com/social-security/
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Response to liskddksil (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:36 PM

7. I keep certain people on ignore

 

Because they like to come on every thread I start and post things that are obviously made to try to get a negative reaction.
I love Beto's Plan!
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:22 AM

5. No, it doesn't say that.

 

He's offering a caregiver credit for people who leave the workforce to care for a child. This applies to men as well as women, but women and minorities are more likely to quit work to be a caregiver, so they are more likely to be the ones who lose out in the first place.
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Response to Indygram (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:02 AM

3. "...while Increasing Benefits"

 

...I don't believe there's been an increase in Social Security benefits in well over a generation...and with today's fake COLA numbers, we've actually lost income...

...bless Mr. O'Rourke...

...he has my ear...
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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 04:55 PM

8. Did you watch the AARP forum appearance today?

 

He was incredible...and was extremely well received. He got a lot of applause and a standing ovation at the end. He spoke about "James" a man he met earlier today while he went out with one of his Iowa organizers knocking on doors. When no one answered he left a personal written note with literature. He stayed and spoke with James for quite awhile. He recently discovered he has Pancreatic cancer and had to quit his job so he could go on medicaid and get treatment. His employer would not give him time off to go to the doctor. He is living in a camper at a friends' home and making wooden art. Beto asked to buy some of his woodwork.
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