Republicans in Congress have spent decades trying to destroy our Social Security system. When they can’t cut our benefits, they insidiously turn to cutting the agency that maintains Social Security by underfunding the Social Security Administration. Congress is expected to vote soon on the must-pass 2018 spending bill. But included in the bill is a devious scheme to cut funding for the Social Security Administration.
Congress has already underfunded the SSA by billions of dollars this decade, resulting in longer wait times at Social Security offices, long hold times when you call Social Security and delays in millions of retirement, survivor and disability claims. Because they haven’t been able to cut our benefits, Republicans are trying to keep people from being able to access them.
Bernie Sanders and other Senators are holding a petition delivery next Wednesday to draw attention to this crucial issue. Can you add your name to stand up for the Social Security Administration?
Read Michael’s email below and then take action today! This attack on Social Security is a cynical attempt to undermine confidence in the program―making it more difficult for you and I to access the benefits that we’ve earned with every paycheck.
Social Security Works
In a sneak attack on Social Security, Senate Republicans are proposing cuts to the Social Security Administration. This would result in delays in services and an erosion of confidence in the system. We must stop this backdoor attempt to dismantle our Social Security system!
Sign the petition
Republicans in Congress aren’t wasting any time. They are launching an immediate attack on Social Security―attempting to dismantle the program.
In the new federal budget―being voted on this month―Senate Republicans are proposing a $492 million cut to the Social Security Administration (SSA). This is on top of the billions Republicans have already underfunded the SSA this decade.
With their ongoing assault on SSA’s funding, Republicans are making it increasingly difficult for the American people to access the benefits that we’ve earned with every paycheck.
We must stop this backdoor attack on Social Security!
Sign the petition! Demand that Congress fully fund the Social Security Administration in the upcoming federal budget.
Years of cuts to SSA’s funding have resulted in direct cuts to service, including:
Longer wait times at Social Security offices;
Long hold times when you call Social Security;
Delays in millions of retirement, survivor and disability claims.
The additional half billion dollar cut proposed by Republicans would force huge additional service cuts―a step towards the GOP’s ultimate goal of dismantling Social Security.
Social Security Works is launching a campaign to fight these devastating cuts that will hurt the American people and undermine confidence in the program. And we need your help!
Time and again, we have beaten back attempts by Wall Street and Republicans in Congress to cut Social Security. And this backdoor attempt to weaken the system is arguably the most dangerous. By reducing services, Republicans are threatening the future of the entire program.
Stand with Social Security Works today and demand Congress fully fund the Social Security Administration’s budget.
Together, we’re protecting the most successful social insurance program in U.S. history and telling Washington politicians where the American people stand: Expand, don’t cut, Social Security!
Social Security Works
H Who We Are
Social Security Works leads the fight every day to expand and protect our Social Security system. Become a member today.
D Social Security Works: The Book
From co-founders Nancy Altman & Eric Kingson, this book makes the powerful case that Social Security isn’t going broke and how expanding it will help us all.