Today Social Security turns 87 – but despite more than two million North Carolinaians rely on the program for everything from rent to groceries, Republicans have plans that could reduce the benefits seniors have earned as they take control of Congress. North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) Chairman Bobbie Richardson issued the following statement:
Republicans have made themselves perfectly clear: North Carolina’s hard-earned Social Security and Medicare benefits could fall on the chopping block if Congressman Ted Budd and the GOP take control. As Democrats cut the cost of prescription drugs for seniors and continue to keep Medicare safe with the Inflation Reduction Act, North Carolina Republicans are celebrating Social Security’s anniversary by pushing through plans that could reduce benefits for seniors in North Carolina and the social security guarantee and health care all end together.”
Earlier this year, Rick Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said that send a plan which received praise from RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and other prominent Republicans who could put North Carolina’s Social Security and Medicare benefits on the chopping block. A group that represents the majority of House Republicans, including: the entire United States House Republican delegation from North Carolina also released a plan that: includes cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
If Republicans get their way and Medicare and Social Security are cut, it could take a significant financial toll on the… more than two million North Carolinaians who depend on Medicare for their health coverage and more than two million North Carolinians receiving Social Security benefits.