I had another subject ready to go until I read this. Whether you’re on Social Security, have a parent or grandparents on Social Security or have kids upon whom you don’t want to be a burden PLUS who you want to have bottom line security themselves – you need to make this easy call. Here’s what the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has to say:
Since its inception, Wall Street has wanted to get its hands on Social Security. The financial industry has tried to cut and privatize and sow a seed of doubt about Social Security―even though Social Security has built up a $2.8 trillion trust fund, can pay out 100% of benefits owed for the next 17 years and 77% of benefits after that (100% if the cap on deductions for SS is raised)..
In a cynical attempt to undermine public confidence, Senate Republicans are proposing a $492 million cut to the Social Security Administration―a move that will make it more difficult for the American people to access our heard-earned benefits.
And they’re INCLUDING IT IN THE MUST PASS FEDERAL BUDGET BEING VOTED ON NEXT WEEK!
These proposed cuts are on top of the billions in cuts the SSA has already experienced this decade―resulting in longer wait times at Social Security offices, long hold times when calling Social Security, and delays in millions of claims by retirees, surviving spouses and people with disabilities.
After years of trying and failing to dismantle our Social Security system, this is the new front in the battle for Social Security.
So, call Congressman Knight and say something like:
The Congressman should reject cuts to the Social Security Administration vote to fully fund it in the 2018 federal budget.