“Too many Americans are concerned they will never be able to afford to retire. Through Social Security, we can and should put a comfortable retirement within reach of more hardworking Americans. With traditional pensions available to fewer people and ordinary families facing risks and difficulties in saving enough for retirement through 401(k)s and IRAs, the landscape of retirement is changing and we must act. It’s time to give seniors a modest raise and change cost-of-living adjustments to reflect the real costs seniors face.”
I’m proud to stand with Senators Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Brian Schatz, Tom Harkin, Mark Begich, Bernie Sanders, and Mazie Hirono in supporting this idea — in support of a large grassroots coalition.The public must keep speaking out in order to keep momentum growing in Congress and to make this an issue candidates talk about in 2014.