Schatz Wants to Tax the Rich for Social Security

Sophie Cocke/ Civil Beat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Brian Schatz is expected to announce at a press conference Thursday that he’s backing a bill that would strengthen Social Security by boosting taxes on rich people.

The legislation faces an uphill battle and seems like a long shot to pass in the Republican House.

But it will be popular among many progressives, and the event underscores how reaching out to the left could be critical in the run-up to Schatz' showdown in next year’s Democratic primary against Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

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