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Linda Benesch, 240-342-4301, lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org

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: 

“Joe Biden ran for President on a promise to protect and expand Social Security. Seniors listened, and delivered his margin of victory in key states like Arizona and Michigan

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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.

Biden must keep his promises to seniors by keeping Reed far away from the White House." 

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The mission of Social Security Works is to: Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations; Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security; and Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice.

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