Obama has no specific proposal in mind for a benefits increase, said a White House official who asked for anonymity. Obama didn’t say in his speech how much he wants to raise benefit levels or offer a timetable.In other words, it's just an election-year ploy to appeal to the Bernie Sanders wing and pander to the seniors. Social Security is going broke but the secret is to spend more.
It must be so depressing to be a Social Security Trustee. Every year, you warn Washington that the Trust Funds are going to run dry and every year it's turned into another political football with no solution in sight.