For Immediate Release
Linda Benesch, 240-342-4301, email@example.com
Joe Biden Must Keep Anti-Social Security Bruce Reed Far Away From His Administration
WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on reports that Bruce Reed is a front-runner to head the Office of Management and Budget in a Joe Biden administration:
Appointing Bruce Reed to head the Office of Management and Budget would betray that promise. Reed was executive director of the Bowles-Simpson commission, which proposed massive cuts to Social Security, including raising the retirement age. He has a decades-long obsession with austerity, at a time when we need massive government spending to bring us out of the worst national crisis since the Great Depression.
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