Seniors tout benefits of preserving Social Security

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of concerned Utah seniors spoke out with democratic Senate candidate Sam Granato about the need to preserve Social Security.

Many residents said they are concerned that government officials may do away with the program.

Art Sutherland said "Social Security has helped people live with independence and dignity for 75 years. It's about the only risk-free part of retirement."

Larry Bishop added, "We understand that we'll have to make changes that we want if we want our grandchildren to receive the same benefits and stability that we have today."

Granato said he will work hard to sustain and strengthen Social Security and Medicare.

Republican candidate Mike Lee has said there needs to be a systemic overhaul to these programs, lest they bankrupt the country.

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