UTICA – Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Brindisi brought star power to the North Utica Community Center on Tuesday for a talk on social security.
Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of the hit rock band Sha Na Na is the president of the Social Security Works PAC, and he’s a national advocate for the protection and strengthening of Social Security.
The PAC conducted a poll recently that found a majority of Americans would vote for a candidate who will protect Social Security.
Bauman says that today’s economic climate isn’t hurting it.
“A strong economy with more workers paying into the program does help Social Security, without a doubt,” Bauman said. “The notion that it's going bankrupt is absurd. If no one touched it, it would pay out 77 percent of its benefit beginning in 2037.”
Bauman says that it’s up to Congress to preserve and protect Social Security.