Many months ago, Senator Rick Scott introduced his vision for America. It was so radical, you can’t find it on his vision page any more. It was so radical, Senate Minority Leader McConnell called him out on what he wanted to do to Social Security, eliminate it.
Let me tell you what will not be on our agenda. We will not have as part of our agenda a bill that raises taxes on half the American people and sunsets Social Security and Medicare within five years. That will not be part of the Republican Senate majority agenda.Minority Leader McConnell, nymag
If you have worked as a paid employee for anyone in the US, you pay FICA taxes. From ssa.gov, “FICA stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act and is deducted from each paycheck. Your nine-digit number helps Social Security accurately record your covered wages or self- employment. As you work and pay FICA taxes, you earn credits for Social Security benefits.” The infographic on that site is well done and informative.
What happens if Social Security is sunset (code word for eliminated) by Republicans? I don’t imagine the government in charge (hint, it would NOT be from the Democratic Party) would refund everything you’ve paid in, with interest. It would be gone. If you’re retired, I can’t imagine how difficult your life would become without Social Security. If you are saving for the future and hoping to retire, good luck. Senator Scott doesn’t care, he indirectly grifted millions from Medicare in wide ranging fraud. Ordinary people, like us should care. We want good governance, not hobbled governance.
When you vote in November, ask yourself two questions? Is the candidate and party I am voting for acting in my interests? Are they for democracy and against fascism?
If they are not, no matter what they say, look at their actions and give them the heave ho. Recent events show us the power and significance of voting. We need to empower ourselves, register to vote, and vote for people who want to make America better, not worse, like Senator Rick Scott.