St. Petersburg, FL (AP) - The three U.S. Senate candidates
agree that Social Security recipients should get a $250 bonus to
make up for a lack of cost of living increases.
Democrats are proposing the idea, which failed in the Senate
earlier this year when 12 Democrats and an independent sided with
Republicans against it.
Independent Gov. Charlie Crist told newspaper editors at the
Associated Press Managing Editors annual conference on Thursday he
"absolutely" supports the idea.
Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek, who also addressed the group,
said he too supports the one-time payment.
Republican Marco Rubio didn't attend, but a spokesman says he
supports a bonus as long as existing money and not debt is used to
pay for it.
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