Ohio Sen. Brown asks to improve Obama-GOP tax deal to shore up Social Security

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Ohio Sen. Brown asks to improve Obama-GOP tax deal to shore up Social Security

Examiner – COLUMBUS, Ohio (CGE) – Saying it's "simply unacceptable," Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown issued a media release Friday announcing he has joined a group Senators urging Majority Leader Harry Reid to end bonus tax cuts for Millionaires and consider an alternative tax cut agreement to strengthen Social Security.

Brown, who won his Senate seat in 2006 when Democrats swept Republicans out of most statewide offices and will defend his seat in two years, joined U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Al Franken (D-MN), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in asking for the restoration of Clinton-era tax rates for incomes more than $1 million.

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