Clinton, Trump Campaigns Turn Social Security Politics On Its Head

Progressives are pressing their advantage after changing the conversation from cutting Social Security benefits to expanding them.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets a supporter after walking off of her campaign plane at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport on September 8, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump's opposition to any benefit cuts in the Social Security retirement program have turned Washington's politics of deficit reduction upside down.

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