Trump’s Got a Secret Plan to Steal Social Security from Hard-Working Americans! This Time It’s Well Disguised

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The Trump team is starting to figure out that outraging millions of Americans at a time isn’t a great way to get anything done.

So the Republicans are looking to do things in a quieter way – a less transparent way.

The Trump administration and House Republicans are looking at repealing the payroll tax – a sneaky way of following through on something else conservatives want to get done:

Get rid of Social Security.

Trump thinks he’s found a new way to dress up the old right-wing cause of dismantling Social Security.

“Conservative Republicans have been targeting Social Security for decades, saying it and Medicare are bankrupting the government. That’s always been cover for not raising taxes on a variety of income-producing activities from the wealthy.”

By offering tax cuts in the short-term, Republicans hope voters simply won’t notice the long-term consequences:

“The GOP would be hoping that many Americans would take money in the short run and not look at the longer-term impact of destroying the nation’s foremost senior safety net, which, if anything need to be better funded to increase benefits to keep up with the cost of living.”

Thankfully, not all Americans are as short-sighted as Trump is! And we’ll be fighting this every step of the way.

***SHARE if you agree we will NOT stand for Republicans STEALING our hard-earned savings!! Comment if you think Trump taking Social Security away from seniors is DESPICABLE!

h/t Alternet

Shaw has written for USA Today, CNN, Capitol Weekly, Independent Voter Network News, and The Energy Collective. At age 19, she was appointed to the Community Health Commission for the City of Berkeley by Mayor Tom Bates and served on the Mayor's Health Task Force. She acts and models professionally and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Shaw is a native San Franciscan. She studied political economy, public policy, biology, and rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2016. Through reformed education and effective communication, she is interested in making complex concepts accessible to broader audiences in hope of creating a more aware and active world.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I, as a Senior Citizen, want Republicans to know what they are trying to do Seniors is Despicable!! We are Tired of them Stealing our Hard Earned Social Security money and trying to Destroy This Country!!

  2. I think they want a GOPian human race. The rest of us can die off. But what happens to Mitch, cuz he’s pretty old!
    Just a plain old dictatorship, like Assad.

  3. Trump and his friends in the GOP intend to steal Social Security with the intent of giving a huge handout to the rich. This must not be allowed to happen to people who have paid into Social Security for their retirement years. The GOP has had it’s eyes on Social Security since the depression to destroy this wonderful social program begun by the FDR administration. We must stop this theft from happening. If we allow it to happen we are stupid.

  4. How dare the republicans. They don’t know what it is to work. All they know how to take money from us elderly. We put monies into this program for years because we WORKED HARD and now these A–‘-‘-S WANT TO TAKE IT FROM IS. HOW DARE THEY.

  5. I think the majority of these thugs are so wealthy, they can’t comprehend what it is to live on your Social Security check and very little else…. without it, many Seniors will be forced to move in with family, rely on charity, become homeless, etc. That is a shameful state of affairs for such a rich country as ours!!

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