Schumer in Scotia Talking Social Security Staffing & Syria


Speaking at the Glenville Senior Center on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave a sort of thumbs up to the U.S. missile strike in Syria.

Schumer says last weekend's missile strikes against Syrian chemical plants were targeted and appropriate.

But, he cautioned against any more, referencing the 2003 U.S Iraq war.

Schumer was in Glenville pushing for $480 million in new funding for underfunded and understaffed Social Security field offices.

Schumer says with more Baby Boomers retiring, the Social Security work load is increasing. 

Schumer adds that the wait times at the Albany field office average 32 minutes, and some people who call in have to wait on hold for as long as 40 minutes.

Photo: WNYT

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