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Space to Commission: Do Not Even Give One Millisecond of Thought about Cutting Social Security

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Location: Washington, DC

While some Members of Congress are considering cuts to seniors' Social Security benefits and potentially raising the retirement age to 70 years old, Congressman Zack Space (OH-18) is telling an Administration commission that his bottom line is that Social Security absolutely must be kept strong, healthy, and robust.

Space today told President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform that he would put up with no argument about changing or altering Social Security -- whether in terms of privatizing Social Security or raising the retirement age -- in any shape, form, or fashion.

"Let me be crystal clear: DO NOT punish seniors in Ohio. Seniors in my District are barely getting by as it is," said Space. "To change what is the means of survival for so many of them is nothing short of an injustice. I will not stand by and watch crazy ideas rule the day. I will fight with every fiber of my being for seniors in Ohio. These seniors have worked all of their lives and paid into the system -- and I'll be damned if someone is going to take this away from them."


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