Following of Social Security Anniversary, New DNC Ads Call Out GOP Plans to Cut Seniors’ Benefits
August 15, 2022
As Social Security turned 87 this weekend, the DNC is making sure seniors know that Republicans have plans that would jeopardize the popular program
Following Sunday’s 87th anniversary of Social Security becoming law, the DNC is launching a digital ad campaign targeting seniors in states across the country to make sure they know Republicans’ ultra-MAGA agenda includes calls to cut their Social Security and Medicare benefits. The ads also highlight Democrats’ work to protect Medicare and lower health care costs for seniors through the Inflation Reduction Act.
The campaign includes digital video ads targeting seniors on YouTube, as well as display ads on the AARP Magazine website. The ads are the most recent effort by the DNC to highlight various plans put forward by the Republican Study Committee, NRSC Chair Rick Scott, Senator Ron Johnson, and others in the GOP to cut Social Security and Medicare. In May, the DNC launched an ad campaign hitting Rick Scott’s plan that could end the Social Security guarantee altogether.
“Instead of celebrating Social Security on its 87th birthday, Republicans are doubling down on their ultra-MAGA agenda of cutting Social Security and Medicare, which could put the benefits that millions of seniors rely on in jeopardy. As Democrats are poised to lower prescription drug costs and continue protecting Medicare for seniors, Republicans have rallied behind plans that could slash their hard earned benefits – showing that only one party is fighting for seniors this November,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison.
Nearly 70 million Americans rely on their Social Security benefits for everything from groceries to rent, and more than 61 million Americans depend on Medicare for their health coverage – without these programs they’d see their out-of-pocket costs on health care and daily expenses go up. While Republicans are threatening to cut these hard-earned benefits, President Biden and Democrats are poised to cut costs for seniors instead, as Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act is set to lower costs and cap out of pocket prescription drug costs for seniors, as well as make Medicare more financially secure.
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