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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:47 PM

Democrats Urged to Reject Latest GOP Attempt to Hold Social Security 'Hostage'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said he would be willing to vote to raise the federal debt ceiling in exchange for a policy that could result in cuts to Social Security and Medicare, a proposed trade-off that progressive advocacy groups implored Democrats to reject.

With members of Congress staring down an August deadline to increase the debt limit—the amount of money the federal government is legally permitted to borrow to meet its financial obligations—Graham (R-S.C.) told Bloomberg that he could bring himself to vote yes on a debt ceiling hike if Democrats agree to legislation establishing commissions tasked with crafting Social Security and Medicare "reforms."

But Social Security Works, a progressive advocacy organization, was quick to warn that Graham's offer is a thinly veiled trap.

"Lindsey Graham and his fellow Republicans will stop at nothing to cut the American people's earned Social Security and Medicare benefits," Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, said in a statement. "Graham has now telegraphed his party's intention to demand a commission to cut Social Security and Medicare as the price for raising the debt ceiling."

The idea of setting up commissions to study and propose changes to Social Security and Medicare is hardly new. Last year, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and other Republican senators attempted unsuccessfully to include such a policy in a coronavirus relief package.

Social Security Works and other groups warned at the time that the proposal was nothing more than "a plot to gut Social Security behind closed doors."


https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/07/21/democrats-urged-reject-latest-gop-attempt-hold-social-security-hostage

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:58 PM

1. STUNNING

He's going to hell. Does he call himself a Christian?

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:59 PM

2. Let's "gut" some billionaires.

Make them pay taxes.
Raise the taxes on the rich.

Dems don't let these assholes cut social security and Medicare/ medicaid.

Expose this bullshit on TV.

Dig up dirt on republicans and expose/ humiliate them,take away thier power as much as you can and FUCK the bipartisan crap.

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