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The coming fight to protect Social Security

Hundreds of thousands of Montanans count on the Social Security payments that they’ve earned through a lifetime of hard work. Currently, 244,937 Montanans receive Social Security. Those payments inject more than $4 billion into the state’s economy every year.

Social Security is a guaranteed source of income. For most older Montanans, Social Security is their only reliable inflation-protected income. It helps them keep up with rising prices. Moreover, they can’t outlive the payments.

So it’s no surprise that an overwhelming majority of the public supports the program — and that support crosses...


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