Trump’s Policies Will Destroy Social Security And Medicare For America’s Seniors

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Trump’s latest actions are ‘absurdly unconstitutional’ and stand to deplete funding for crucial government programs.

According to the Independent, President Donald Trump’s new executive orders “faced swift backlash from Democrats – and even some Republicans – as lawmakers said the president was attempting to unconstitutionally bypass Congress after coronavirus relief negotiations stalled on Capitol Hill.”

  • “Critics decried the president[‘s] latest measures, which he announced on Saturday from his golf club in New Jersey after the US Senate hit an impasse on the negotiations for a new coronavirus relief package,” the report said. “The orders would cut back additional unemployment benefits the government provided during the pandemic to $400 a week and provide a payroll tax holiday for Americans who earn less than $100,000 annually.”
  • In an interview on Sunday morning with ABC News, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the president’s “payroll tax holiday essentially ‘depletes money out of the social security and Medicare trust funds’, noting how both programmes are funded by taxpayer dollars.”

“If you’re a social security recipient or Medicare recipient, you better watch out if President Trump is re-elected,” Schumer said.

  • The orders were described as “unconstitutional slop” in a statement sent by Ben Sasse (R-NE), “one of the rare Senate Republicans who has spoken out against the president despite receiving his endorsement,” the Independent reported.
  • “Republican leadership has refused to hold a vote on the Democrats’ HEROES Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package, and failed to come up with a bill that would pass a vote before previous relief measures expired for millions of Americans last week,” the report continued.

Trump "is laying out his roadmap to cutting Social Security,” Biden said. “Our seniors and millions of Americans with disabilities are under enough stress without Trump putting their hard-earned Social Security benefits in doubt.”

Read the full report here.

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