GOP presidential candidate wants 'million' seniors on Social Security to go back to work
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Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson (AR) has a plan that could put up to a million Social Security recipients back to work.

Hutchinson explained the idea during a Thursday appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program.

"Those people who are aged 62 and want to take Social Security and retire, they shouldn't be penalized by the government for working," he said. "That could add a million people back into our workforce who want to work, and they could get their Social Security benefit, and they could work at the same time."

"Those are kind of changes that, to me, make sense that will help our economy and help our budgeting," the candidate concluded.

Hutchinson has called for a debate on the future of Social Security and Medicare.

Watch the video from C-SPAN at this link.