To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Expand Social Security
Now is the time to expand Social Security!
Why is this important?
Right now in Washington, there is a coordinated attack on Social Security. Congressional Republicans and their Wall Street cronies are attempting to divide the American people through phony, manufactured crises.
The truth of the matter is that Social Security has a $2.8 trillion surplus. If no changes are made, it can pay out every benefit owed to every eligible American for the next 18 years and around 80% of benefits owed after that. And if millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share, we can not only extend the life of the Social Security trust fund, but we can expand benefits for every American.
Social Security is more than America’s retirement program—it provides an economic bedrock, protecting the disabled, survivors and veterans.
Expanding Social Security is simple: it means making our Social Security system work even better by ensuring that benefits are able to meet the costs that seniors and people with disabilities face every day. It means a stronger Social Security Administration that can ensure that people can access the benefits they earn throughout their working lives.
What we should not be doing is considering cuts such as the disastrous Chained CPI, or the new Republican plan to cut Social Security for 11 million Americans living with disabilities including 3 million children.
Stand with Social Security Works and MoveOn.org in demanding that Congressional Republicans drop their phony crisis and stop threatening the earned benefits of millions of Americans. Demand that they listen to the American people and expand, not cut Social Security!