NOT SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Dems Highlight GOP Plans to Cut Social Security Around Anniversary

As Social Security turns 87 today, Democratic state parties across the country held press events with seniors Friday highlighting Republicans’ proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security. While Republicans are putting seniors’ hard-earned benefits on the chopping block, Democrats are taking on special interests, lowering prescription drug costs for seniors, and continuing to protect Medicare with the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Here’s a look at some of the coverage:

Florida: WFLA: Florida Democrats mark the 87th anniversary of Social Security

Key Point: “As the House prepares to vote on the Inflation Reduction Act, Florida Democrats calling out what they say are Republican efforts to jeopardize Social Security and Medicare. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is calling out a GOP plan to sunset the two benefits every 5 years.”

Michigan: CBS Lansing: MI Dems Call out GOP Plans to Cut Social Security

Key Point: “‘These benefits allow seniors and disabled workers, widows, widowers, and others to receive important federal support. And threatening to take away these programs that so many hard working people rely on is a slap in the face to Michiganders who spent years paying into them.’”

Wisconsin: WisPolitics: WisDems: Older Wisconsinites blast Ron Johnson, GOP for threatening Social Security and Medicare funding

Key Point: “On Friday, older Wisconsinites from across the state blasted Ron Johnson and his Republican allies for threatening Medicare and Social Security funding after he recently advocated to allow Congress to cut these programs, despite older Wisconsinites paying into programs for decades so they could retire with financial security.”