Power Breakfast: Social Insecurity Part Two

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Power Breakfast: Social Insecurity Part Two

WAMU – In other words: we're talking about working longer, retiring later; and reducing benefits for well-off Americans. For their part, Democrats — including Sherrod Brown of Ohio –have already begun to circle the wagons.

"We want to make sure what doesn't happen – and what doesn't happen is a privatization of social security or a cutting of benefits," he says.

Nor is this senator from a rust-belt state down with the idea of upping the retirement age.

"There are an awful lot of Ohioans, an awful lot of Americans who are on a shop floor all day or work in construction or work in a diner. Their bodies don't work until they're 70 in most cases. So raising the retirement age, reducing benefits, is just off the table as far as I'm concerned," Brown says.

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