Skip to comments.Trump is Holding COVID Aid Hostage for His #1 Priority: Defunding Social Security
Posted on 07/27/2020 3:54:44 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
(Washington, DC) The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in response to Donald Trump demanding that the next coronavirus relief package include a cut in the payroll tax, Social Securitys dedicated revenue:
The coronavirus pandemic is raging across America. Essential workers are in desperate need of tests and personal protective equipment (PPE). Millions of Americans are at risk of eviction. Over 57,000 nursing home residents and workers are dead. Hospitals are in danger of becoming overwhelmed.
Donald Trump is doing nothing to address any of this. Instead, hes stated his intentions to hold any Congressional relief package hostage for his top priority: Defunding Social Security by starving it of its dedicated revenue.
As economic stimulus, this approach makes no sense. Payroll tax cuts waste money, delivering the wealthy and powerful the largest cuts while providing nothing to those who need it most, such as the millions about to lose their COVID unemployment benefits.
But cutting Social Security contributions advances a longstanding right-wing ideological goal: Weakening our Social Security system.
Congress must not give into Trumps hostage-taking. Every Senator and Representative needs to call Trumps bluff and work together to quickly send a COVID relief bill to Trumps desk without including any cuts to Social Securitys dedicated revenue.
Their real polls must be staggeringly poor.
Somebody call Nancy and tell her there is no SSI "lockbox".
It all comes out of the General Fund.
Congress made sure they could pillage that cookie jar decades ago.
“Funding for Social Security Works comes from donations from the public, and grants from foundations including the Open Society Foundations...”
F’ng Soros money operation.
smells like desperations from Dems...
these polls are bullshit.
Babble from the mentally ill.
Do away with the payroll tax and you defund Social Security. Don't think the Democrats won't be quick with the 'kill grandma' ads if he does force McConnell to do it. But it doesn't look like McConnell is willing to do it.
Oh, please. Do they really think were that gullible?
According to SSA.gov, payroll taxes fund “most” (89%) of the SS payouts.
So, cut the SS payroll tax and where are the funds to pay SS benefits going to come from? Honest question..
Plus, as we all know, SS taxes will not be enough to pay all SS benefits in the not too distant future. Projections I’ve seen are that payroll taxes will only fund ~78% of all benefits needed. Cutting payroll taxes now will make that even worse unless there’s some magical pot of gold that they haven’t told us about to pull from..
The Epidemic ENDED in June according to CDC Guidelines, this is a Media Driven Event
Yup they are that gullible, I got it from facebook where the person said: “I am so afraid this may be true.”
They gave up on MMT?
I thought his #1 priority was a xenophobic obsession with building the wall.
As Joseph Sobran (R.I.P.) once wrte when accused of being obsessed with abortion and with Jews ... “Funny, I thought you could only be obsessed with one thing at a time.”
TOTALLY not connected to the election.
I wonder who reminds that person to breathe when he or she starts turning blue...
Social security is communist.
Social Security: Bait and Switch Politics https://remnantshighway.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/social-security-bait-and-switch-politics/
I have it on good authority from Nancy Pelosi. Totally true.
Yes they do. We, the collective we, have fallen for all the other BS that they have foistid upon us ... why not this?
And the BS will continue at a faster pace as the election gets closer.
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