Tag: Social Security
In a controversial move, the GOP-led House Budget Committee's hearing to establish a fiscal commission raises alarms for potential cuts in Social Security and Medicare, sparking widespread criticism and concerns for the future of these essential programs.
"The largest group of House Republicans just released a budget that calls for massive tax cuts for the super-rich and raising the Social Security retirement age, a benefit cut for millions of Americans."
"The choice facing the executive branch is clear: Act or default; act or increase the suffering of millions; act or go into economic tailspin."
If the wealthy simply paid the same tax the rest of us do, we could even expand benefits.
Life expectancy in the U.S. fell during the same period that a Reagan-era law raised the retirement age by two years.
“We put money into it. We deserve it back.”
The Vermont Independent called for expanding popular federal programs rather than allowing a bipartisan commission to propose devastating cuts.
"Manchin is providing cover for Republican attacks on Social Security and Medicare."
"MAGA extremists in Congress are dusting off an old conservative playbook for when they seize power," said one progressive watchdog.