Sanders: Boost Social Security Benefits

IOWA CITY, Iowa – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said it is unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of Iowa retirees, orphans and people with disabilities won’t get a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year. Unless Congress acts, he added, last Thursday’s announcement by the Social Security Administration that it would freeze retirement benefits also means no increase during 2016 for disabled veterans. “That is unacceptable,” Sanders said. The way cost-of-living adjustments are calculated “is clearly broken and must be fixed,” he added. Sanders’ Social Security Expansion Act would make sure annual inflation adjustments are based on a formula that …

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