Bernie Sanders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is hailing a new report out on the Social Security program as supporting his conclusion the program is not going broke.

Trustees of Medicare and Social Security reported Friday the programs have enough money to stay afloat until 2026 in the case of Medicare and 2033 in the case of Social Security.

Sanders says longer-term problems with the programs could be addressed by lifting the cap on payroll taxes on upper-income workers.

Senator Bernie Sanders will be meeting with seniors in St. Johnsbury to talk about issues affecting them.

Sanders will be joined Friday by the heads of the Northeast Vermont Area Agency on Aging and Community of Vermont Elders.

The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Johnsbury House.