Trump Broke His Promise Not To Cut Social Security, Again
January 9, 2020
Trump promised not to cut Social Security. Instead, he rolled out a new proposal that could cut benefits — and that’s on top of the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security programs that he’s already proposed.
Trump quietly proposed a rule that could cut Social Security benefits for thousands of people.
HuffPost: “Trump Administration Quietly Goes After Disability Benefits”
HuffPost: “Some Americans could lose Social Security Disability Insurance benefits under a recent Trump administration proposal ― a change that could affect thousands of people but that has received little attention since it was first floated in November.”
Trump broke the promise he made repeatedly on the campaign trail not to cut Social Security.
Trump: “We’re going to save your Social Security without all the cutting and the changes that these people are talking about.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Boca Raton, FL, 3/13/16]
Trump: “I want to save Social Security where everyone else wants to cut the hell out of it.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Atlanta GA, 6/15/16]
Trump: “We’re going to take care of Social Security.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Valdosta GA, 2/29/16]
This isn’t the first time he’s broken his promise. Trump has repeatedly proposed billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security programs.
2019: “And Mr. Trump proposed spending $26 billion less on Social Security programs, the federal retirement program, including a $10 billion cut to the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which provides benefits to disabled workers.”
2018: “President Trump’s 2018 budget proposed $72.5 billion in cuts to SSDI and to Supplemental Security Income, another program for disabled people, over 10 years.”
2017: “Trump’s budget calls for cutting Social Security disability benefits by nearly $70 billion over the next decade by encouraging and, in some cases, requiring people receiving the benefits to re-enter the workforce.”