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U.S. Senate Candidate stops in Sioux City, discusses social security

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Young or old, it's never too early to start thinking about retirement.

And, one U.S. Senate candidate has been traveling the state discussing issues like Social Security and Medicare.

Thursday, Bruce Braley stopped in Sioux City to to chat with local seniors about the importance of these programs.

He said Social Security and Medicare are in jeopardy, and will be critical topics in the senate race.

Braley said many people have been paying into these programs their whole lives, and it's important to protect them.

"If we were to raise the minimum wage and restore it to where it was the last time it was increased, it would put 65-billion dollars into the economy and of that amount, 5.5-billion dollars would go toward strengthening the trust fund for Social Cecurity and Medicare," Braley said.

Braley said for three out of 10 seniors in Iowa, the only source of income they have is social security benefits.

He said it's important to better the program because it has a huge impact on the economy.

 

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