Listen: Bill, John Larson And Connecticut discussed on Thom Hartmann
"You know, a pretty big chunky or social security, then can become taxable. And just if there was any anyone looking at that, or if you're wearing any lobbying taking place to maybe that not all of our social security, not taxable. And in. Thank you. Thanks to. It's a great question. So I'm going to give you a sort of the short answer is yes. But some of those are wolves in sheep's clothing. And then there is somebody who's a true leader on on social security in champion on this who has taken a tough look at that, too. And that's John Larson from Connecticut. And he has a Bill called the social security twenty one hundred act and that Bill, actually expands benefits for everyone around a two percent increase across the board. It also changes the cost of living adjustment, cola and is more accurate to reflect the cost face by seniors folks with disabilities. And it, it actually also addresses the tax -ation of benefits. So it, it changes the way that happens, and so that it would affect less people, an index is the amount, that's taxed overtime so adjusts, it from when it was put in place in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and then. Indexes it over time. So that far fewer people would actually find their benefits being taxed. Yeah. It's, it's do you think that you actually do a little plug more for that, because we are nine people away from actually getting two hundred eighteen sponsors on that, Bill, which is pretty amazing. We are very close to having enough sponsors on social security, twenty one hundred that it could pass a floor vote. The only thing holding it up right now because I think it would pass a floor vote right now, if the vote was called, but leadership is actually, not moving it to the floor because it doesn't have to eighteen so sue, and everyone listening, you can go to social security, works dot org and find out if your member of congress is on the Bill if they're not really push them because nine members away from actually passing, an expansion, Bill out of the house, and that would be an incredible message of the direction of the. Democrats are taking and I want to point fingers too much. But leadership is standing in the way of this Bill. It would pass right now. We're brought to vote. But if we can actually get the to eighteen is the amount of members of mount of votes that something needs to pass in the house. If you had the sponsors, the number of sponsors on a Bill actually be the amount to pass the Bill. There's no way they could get around bringing it to a floor vote. So John Larson is a machine. He keeps pushing his Bill, the social security twenty one hundred act because actually congressman from where Connecticut, Connecticut, and he is the chair of the social security subcommittee on ways. And means he is a"