Trump Wants to Wreck Social Security
His approach will turn it into a welfare program that could be cut at any time.
Donald Trump wants to turn Social Security into a welfare program, instead of the earned benefit it is today.
Trump has proposed to permanently “terminate” the way Social Security is now funded with deductions from workers’ paychecks (matched by employer contributions). If that happens, Social Security would have to be paid for with general tax revenue.
The dependable payments that seniors now count on, based on their prior wages, would vanish. The Social Security Trust Fund would soon disappear.
There are a lot of reasons to reject Trump and elect Biden. Trump lied to us about COVID-19. He intentionally “downplayed” it. He keeps trying to sell us on bogus cures.
Trump’s deception, misinformation, and incompetence have caused millions of avoidable illnesses and nearly 225,000 avoidable deaths. Other casualties include the current recession that has deprived millions of their jobs, earnings, and health insurance. His ineptitude has stopped our economy—and schools—from quickly reopening.
Trump’s plan to wreck Social Security comes on top of this. That damage would be enduring.
Joe Biden will protect Social Security. He will make sure it remains an earned benefit, strengthen its funding, and protect the Trust Fund. It’s one more reason to elect Biden as President.