Saving Social Security – Congressman John Larson (CT-01)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
As we all know, the GOP’s 2017 tax law gave huge tax breaks to the nation’s wealthiest. Republicans promptly pivoted to calling for “entitlement reform” to pay for the cuts. Social Security isn’t an entitlement, it is the insurance Americans pay for with every paycheck!
Congressman John Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Sub-committee, introduced the Social Security 2100 Act earlier this year with over 200 cosponsors. It would be the first major expansion of Social Security since 1972 and the most significant change in the program since 1983. The Social Security 2100 Act provides a benefit bump to all beneficiaries, a tax cut to 12 million seniors, ensures no one who has worked for decades will retire into poverty, and makes the program solvent for 75+ years. The Congressman will discuss the need for Social Security reform, outline key tenets of the bill, and address the concerns and challenges that lie ahead for this landmark legislation.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $15 Young Dems (Includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.