REMINDER: Republicans Want to Cut Social Security and Health Care

Republicans just can’t help but keep coming and saying they want to put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block.

Time and again, Republicans have seized the “third rail” of politics and publicly expressed their plans to end Social Security and Medicare as we know it.

POLITICO: “For two decades, campaign after campaign, Republican politicians have floated the idea of ​​privatizing government rights programs, including Social Security and Medicare.”

Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail are publicly announcing their plans to jeopardize or diminish these critical benefits and abandon the American people.

POLITICO: “Don Bolduc, New Hampshire GOP Senate nominee … advocated privatization of Medicare during a city hall campaign in early August … New Hampshire’s 307,000 Medicare recipients made up about a quarter of the state’s population in 2020 , according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, while the total number of Social Security recipients in the state last year was 321,000.”

NBC News: “During major Senate and House races across the country, GOP candidates have called for long-term cuts in Social Security spending…”

Washington Post: “Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has suggested that Social Security and Medicare be eliminated as federal entitlement programs… Johnson suggested converting Social Security and Medicare into programs whose budgets are allocated annually by Congress.”

Extreme Republicans Don’t Get the Message – The American People overwhelming Social Security and Medicare support. And while millions of Americans rely on these benefits, Republicans are on a mission to take them away.

POLITICS: “[Social Security and Medicare] are hugely popular with voters, who plan their retirement around those benefits… Yet the idea hasn’t completely left the GOP ecosystem, despite the idea’s unpopularity.”

NBC News: “The Republican Study Committee, a large group of House conservatives, proposed a budget in June that would incrementally raise the retirement age to collect Social Security, based on changing lifespans and lower benefits…”

One thing is clear: Republicans have such tremendous contact with the American people that they will continue to try to lower Social Security and Medicare — even after the American people have said “no” to them for decades.

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