Just as lawmakers were preparing to leave Washington last week, a group of seven Republicans quietly filed a bill in the House. Their proposal
would effectively end Social Security as we know it.
More specifically, it would have Americans opt out of traditional Social Security and put money into private accounts at risk in the stock market.
Well, I’m betting enough people don’t want to stake their retirement future on Wall Street — especially not after the hardships they’ve experienced during the recession with declining IRA’s.
To make sure the Republican plan doesn’t succeed, we have to bring them some unwanted attention.
Unfortunately, Social Security isn’t the only promise Republicans are trying to break. The House recently passed the so-called Ryan budget
that puts Medicare under a private HMO system.
While we all should agree on the need to reduce the government’s debt, I believe privatizing these two programs isn’t the answer. Instead, we should be working within the current structures of these vital programs to ensure both remain intact for those who pay into them during their working years.
This is why I’m turning to you for help. Please join me in fighting back against those who want to hand over Social Security to profit-above-all-else interests.
Thanks for being engaged,