Reality Check: Ohio senators on the debt ceiling debate


Reality Check: Ohio senators on the debt ceiling debate

Fox19 – From one day to the next, the debate over the nation’s debt ceiling gets more complicated.

The White House is now floating the idea of cutting social security as part of their comprise with Republicans.

Here’s how it breaks down.

Social Security would be cut by $112 billion over the next 10 years. The plan would raise taxes by $60 billion and it would cut pension and veterans’ disability payments by $24 billion. Those estimates come from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

I talked with Senator Sherrod Brown Thursday, who told me he is not interested in cutting Social Security.

“I will not vote to raise the Social Security retirement age. There are too many construction workers and nurses and people looking on factory floors who’s bodies can’t sustain working until they’re 70.” says Sen. Brown.

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