A Bold Plan to Strengthen and Improve Social Security

The biggest item on the benefit side is that it guarantees a benefit of at least 125 percent of the poverty level for anyone who has worked for at least 30 years. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By Dean Baker

The Social Security 2100 Act proposed by Connecticut Rep­resentative John Larson is getting closer to being passed by the House of Representatives. It now has more than 200 co-sponsors. If it were to be approved and become law, it would both improve the program’s benefit structure and its financial picture . . .

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