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Another urgent item for Biden’s to-do list: The looming Social Security funding crisis

  January 22, 2021 | By Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post

When you inherit a mess, as President Biden has, everyone needs you to make their issue a priority.

The coronavirus is still spreading, causing thousands of deaths each day, and we can’t get enough vaccine in the arms of people to stop it or at least slow it down.

People are struggling to pay their rent or mortgages or put food on the table. Last week, 900,000 people filed new unemployment claims.

Now is not the time to mess with Social Security

Biden is moving fast to help. He has extended the payment pause for federal student loans until September. By executive order, he has extended a freeze on evictions nationwide through the end of March. Biden also extended to March a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for borrowers with federally guaranteed mortgages.

But there’s another matter that should get Biden’s immediate attention. Right now, while the Democrats control the House and Senate, Biden needs to put this on his to-do list: fixing Social Security.

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