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Lindsey O. Graham
Republicans seeks broader changes on Social Security
Republicans seeks broader changes on Social Security

Senate Republicans pressed the Obama administration Wednesday for a plan to address the long-term health of Social Security as lawmakers began a debate over the rapidly approaching shortfall in a program that benefits millions of disabled Americans. Congress is in the early stages of negotiation over the Woodlawn-based agency's disability insurance program. Without intervention, some 11 million beneficiaries, including about 150,000 in Maryland, will be hit with a 19 percent cut in benefits late next year. President Barack Obama wants lawmakers to shift $330 billion in payroll tax revenue from Social Security's retirement fund to the disability program. Republicans say that...