House Republicans Just Introduced Bill To Slash Social Security

by Stephen D Foster Jr – The Republican effort to let Social Security “whither on the vine and die” just became reality as Donald Trump prepares to take office and become their puppet. Last month, House Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear that he wants to privatize Medicare and phase it out. That means anybody who is on Medicare or hoped to be on it soon are shit out of luck because Ryan’s plan gives Medicare to private insurance companies, which means higher costs to get insurance and paying more for healthcare, even if the government offers pathetic vouchers to help pay for it. But now Republicans have unveiled their plan to cut Social Security as well. On Thursday, GOP Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas introduced the Social Security Reform Act of 2016 or H.R. 6489. The bill claims to be “saving” Social Security even though it is fully solvent through...

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