Would Obama’s Call for SS Expansion Affect Disability Social Security?


On June 1, 2016, President Barack Obama called for the further expansion of the Social Security program, particularly to support retirees. Saying that “fewer and fewer people have pensions they can really count on,” Obama said that officials should work for the program’s greater “long-term health” and make it more “generous” for “today’s retirees and future generations.” He then suggested that bigger tax contributions from higher-income Americans – including himself – could make this expansion possible.

Government welfare, particularly in healthcare, has been one of the most contentious issues in the outgoing President’s tenure. Obama’s statements figure to be a “game-changer” in the race to replace him, says Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times.


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