U.S. lawmakers are committed to solving the Social Security problem

One California lawmaker believes that both the Democrat and Republican parties are committed to saving the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program from running out of funds in the near future, the Fiscal Times reported on February 26.

According to Representative Xavier Becerra, both parties want to make sure that benefits are given to Americans who have contributed to the program. Though Rep. Becerra favored replenishing SSDI through the Old Age Survivors Insurance (OASI) program to prevent benefit cuts, Republicans do not want this to happen unless additional measures are taken to improve the program. Under President Obama’s plan, reallocation of funds from OASI to SSDI would sustain both programs until year 2033. A senior adviser of a federal budget watchdog group said the issue of looming depletion should compel the Social Security to reform the programs.

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