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Trump’s threat to Social Security

To the Editor:

In the middle of a pandemic, in order to fund his “Executive Orders,” the president cut Social Security and unemployment benefits. Trump’s plan to eliminate Social Security’s revenue stream would destroy the one source of retirement income that people can count on.
Although White House officials did their best to walk back Trump’s statement that he will permanently “terminate” the payroll tax if re-elected in November, Trump is mistaken if he thinks such a threat would not be understood for what it was. An organization representing taxpayer interests slammed Trump’s executive order as a “holiday for the wealthy and a death sentence for Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries.”
In a statement on Saturday immediately after Trump’s statement, Social Security Works president Nancy Altman said the American people must ensure that it’s not only Trump held to account for what he has now threatened to do. “Voters should treat any Senator or Representative who is silent as complicit in destroying Social Security,” Altman said. “Furthermore, every American who cares about Social Security’s future must do everything they can to ensure that Trump does not get a second term.”

Carole Thompson
Village of Summerhill

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