Clinton Edges Trump On Social Security, Medicare Plans
The balloons have all dropped on the major political conventions. Although we know what the candidates and their surrogates said, where do they truly stand on retirementsecurity?
In analyzing the Democrat and GOP platforms along with candidate statements, it’s clear that Hillary Clinton’sproposals would do the most for most present and future retirees. It’s an impressive plan to bolster retirement security, although it’s difficult to say how much of it could be implemented in a divided Congress.
Surprisingly — and this is the good part in an otherwise brutal political season — both candidates say that want to preserve Social Security and Medicare. But it’s Clinton who has a specific plan to enhance and expand both program.
National political language is often muddled because hefty promises are made and political platforms are often a statement of direction. But these policy guides rarely tell you how things will get done in a fractured political environment.
If you read between the lines of both plans, though, you can see important distinctions: The GOP’s official stance is still to eventually take apart the present Social Security/Medicare system and privatize it. Clinton wants to expand benefits and ensure better funding for both.