From Day One: The GOP House's Sneak Attack on Social Security
Social Security isn’t a hostage or a bargaining chip. It is a universal system based on the principle that we are stronger together. The new rule introduced in the House today seeks to divide us and dismantle our Social Security system. They seek to turn young against old by falsely claiming that too much is being spent on the old. This time they seek to drive a wedge between retired workers and disabled workers by claiming that reallocation helps the disabled at the expense of retirees – another preposterous claim. All of these divide-and-conquer strategies are intended to turn Americans against each other so that all of our benefits can be cut.
This is no way for elected officials to treat their constituents when they are supposed to be the servants of the people. Hostage-taking to force changes that the American people do not want to a vital program like Social Security is no way to run the United States of America.