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Progressives Should Support the GOP’s Social Security Reform Efforts

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Progressives Should Support the GOP’s Social Security Reform Efforts

The Daily Beast November 5, 2022
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Democrats are resorting to pre-election scare-mongering, but Republicans aren’t trying to gut Social Security, they’re trying to save it.

It is usually a sign of desperation when Democratic campaigns trot out the old Social Security scare tactics.

And right on cue, as his party braces for a midterm shellacking, President Joe Biden tweeted that “you’ve been paying into Social Security your whole life. You earned it. Now, Republicans in Congress want to cut it. Who the hell do they think they are?” Former President Barack Obama also recently gave a speech lambasting any reforms to the program. Democratic campaigns, activists, and funders like the Lincoln Project have asserted that “If Republicans win, they can and will eliminate Medicare and Social Security.”

Continue reading the entire piece here at The Daily Beast

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Brian M. Riedl is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Follow him on Twitter here

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