Demand Donald Trump Veto Changes To Social Security and Medicare

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The Social Security Reform Act of 2016, is a bill that was introduced just in December of 2016  and aims to make retirement age 69 and greatly cut benefits. This bill will negatively impact the elderly and people who rely on government assistance such as veterans and the disabled. 

Forbes Magazine recently broke down the bill and how it will impact Americans.

— Workers making around $50,000 would see checks shrink by between 11% and 35%.

— The first year for receiving full benefits would climb to 67.

— Nearly every income bracket would see a reduction, save for the very bottom.

— People making around $12,280 in 2016 who have worked for 30 years would see an increase of around 20%.

— But young people making the same amount would be hit hard by the changes. If they had 14 years of work experience by 2016, they would see their benefits cut in half.

— The plan would also eliminate cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retirees earning above $85,000.

 

That means if you make that amount of money — or less — you're paying the same Social Security tax as millionaires and billionaires. If you make more, you can afford to pay more.

As it stands now, the GOP Social Security slashing is going to get a running start in next year's Congress. The mainstream GOP has long supported such a move, in addition to moving along a plan to privatize and raise the eligibility age for Medicare (to 67).

Even though Donald Trump has vowed to protect both programs, all of his nominees who would oversee these social insurance benefits want to break them apart, as do party leaders such as Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. We can’t let this happen.

Please join  in the resistance to Trump and the Republicans’ agenda!

Here is the bill https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6489/text

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For questions, concerns, and media/ press inquiries please contact Sharika Soal at LadysoalPR@gmail.com 

 



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