Biden Has Receipts And Names Republicans Who Want To Cut Social Security
A majority of House Republicans, and several GOP Senators officially support plans to cut Social Security and Medicare.
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Biden Names Names After Republicans Insist He Lied About Cutting Social Security
In a fact sheet provided to us ahead of his trip to Florida, the White House named Republicans who have voted to and support cutting Social Security and Medicare:
Senator Mike Lee said: “One thing that you probably haven't ever heard from a politician: it will be my objective to phase out Social Security. To pull it up by the roots, and get rid of it."
In November, John Thune, the number two Senate Republican in leadership, declared that Social Security and Medicare benefits should be slashed.
Florida Senator Rick Scott is championing a plan to put Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security on the chopping block every five years, which would put the health and economic security of 63 million Medicare beneficiaries, 69 million Medicaid beneficiaries and 65 million Social Security beneficiaries at risk. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin proposed sunsetting these laws every year.
The Republican Study Committee – which includes a majority of House Republicans – released a formal budget that, according to Politico, included “raising the eligibility ages for each program, along with withholding payments for individuals who retire early or had a certain income, and privatized funding for Social Security to lower income taxes.”
And in 2015, most House Republicans, including Speaker McCarthy, Rep. Scalise, and a host of others in current leadership, voted to raise the retirement age to 70, which would cut Social Security benefits for tens of millions of seniors who paid into the system for years.
That is quite the list. The majority of House Republicans and Republican congressional leaders like Kevin McCarthy and Sen. John Thune, who is expected to be Mitch McConnell’s successor as Republican Senate leader, have expressed a desire to cut Social Security.
What desire that mean in terms of real-world implications?
We will discuss below what Social Security actually does, and the impact of cutting the program.
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