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.
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