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Democrats push Republicans on Social Security as program turns 87

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Michigan Democrats brought the fight over Social Security to the state GOP headquarters Friday as the benefit program turns 87

Democratic state Representative Julie Brixie says Republican-proposed tax cuts would put social safety net programs at risk.

“Say all the bad things you want about taxes but that’s how we provide services to our people and that’s how we run our government.”

Democrats accuse Republicans of wanting to cut Social Security.

But Michigan GOP spokesperson Gustavo Portela is dismissing the concerns as an election ploy.

“It is Republicans who have worked extremely hard to provide gas relief, to deliver all sorts of tax relief in allowing seniors in this country, in the state specifically to keep more of what they earned.”

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