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The GOP Agenda: Slash Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security

September 19, 2018

With the daily mayhem of the GOP White House and Congress, you may have missed that on Monday, another top Republican official blurted out the truth of the GOP plan to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they control Congress next year.  Reuters: Trump adviser eyes entitlement cuts to plug U.S. budget gaps

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Trump’s Budget Breaks Promise to Protect Medicaid, Social Security (and maybe Medicare???)

May 23, 2017

On the campaign trail, President Trump repeatedly promised to be a champion for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.  In a move of striking deceit against hard-working American families, the Trump budget proposal released today reveals President Trump’s proposal to cut Medicaid by $1.4 trillion and Social Security’s disability benefits by tens of billions. When asked […]

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Today’s Heritage Scorecard: Does House GOP Support Massive Social Security Cuts?

February 23, 2016

House Republicans: if you answered YES to the question of whether you support slashing Social Security, you’re safe with the Heritage Foundation. But you can trust that the American people will score you differently.

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Happy Birthday Social Security!

August 14, 2012

77 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. As a result, seniors were rescued from poverty and the middle class was strengthened. Congressman Xavier Becerra’s office put together this helpful timeline to remind us of Social Security’s achievements: As Leader Pelosi said today, “Democrats reaffirm our commitment to Social Security and […]

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GOP Votes Down Dem Effort to Ensure Seniors Know What Is Happening to Their Medicare & Social Security

February 2, 2012

Medicare and Social Security are bedrock promises we have made to our seniors but Republicans appear to be determined to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors and increase their health care costs. Last year, House Republicans voted to end the Medicare guarantee, three times [Vote 277, Vote 382, Vote 606]–House Democrats said no. But it […]

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Social Security Actuary: No, Dem Payroll Tax Bill Doesn't Hurt Social Security

December 8, 2011

Yesterday, Speaker Boehner continued to spin the facts on the payroll tax cut: Speaker Boehner: “The concern about the payroll tax cut is this: is that we’re taking money out of the Social Security trust fund.” [12/7] Perhaps the Speaker missed Social Security Actuary Stephen Goss setting the record straight: The Hill – Social Security […]

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CBPP Report Concludes BBA Could Lead to Deep Cuts to Medicare, Social Security, Veterans Benefits & More

November 15, 2011

Americans demand that Congress focus on solving our nation’s job crisis – but the GOP do-nothing Congress isn’t interested in solving this problem. Republicans are instead bringing a so-called ‘Balanced Budget Amendment’ (BBA) to the floor that could destroy jobs, stall our economy and harmfully impact seniors, children and veterans: A new report from the […]

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Warning to America's Seniors: Top GOP Leader Jumps on Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Bandwagon

September 21, 2011

A warning to America’s seniors and working families: top Republicans are still trying to privatize Social Security. Yesterday, GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan – author of the GOP budget that ends Medicare and increases health costs for seniors – admitted he views Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme.” Speaking on conservative radio on Tuesday, Rep. […]

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Top GOP Leader Calls for Social Security Privatization

June 7, 2011

Already this year, House Republicans voted to end Medicare – twice. Now they are dusting off their plan to privatize Social Security – jeopardizing seniors’ economic security with a risky scheme: Talking Points Memo – House Republicans Look To Privatize Social Security Introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who also chairs the House’s campaign efforts […]

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Social Security & Medicare Annual Reports

May 13, 2011

Today, the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees released their annual reports on the current and long-term financial status of the programs. They found: 2011 Medicare Trustees Report The Trustees did advance the date of insolvency of the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to 2024, but that is primarily due to a slow economic […]

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