Intel Report: Trump’s Trojan Horse Attack On Social Security

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soc trojanTrump’s commitment to saving Social Security was solely a sales pitch to his marks. It’s simply another one of the cons he was very proficient at during his business career.

Helaine Olen, The Nation: Remember When Donald Trump Promised to Save Social Security?

Details of a possible Trump administration plan for Social Security are emerging, and you don’t need any knowledge at all of what’s in his still-unreleased tax filings to know it will favor the Trump family bottom line—at the expense of yours and mine. That’s how Donald Trump rolls.

Nancy Altman, Social Security Works: Trump’s Trojan Horse Attack On Social Security

Not only would the Trump proposal starve Social Security of dedicated revenue, it would ultimately destroy it. Social Security is not a government handout. It is wage insurance that the American people earn, as part of their compensation, and, indeed, pay for with deductions from their pay.

Heather Digby Parton, Salon: Donald Trump is coming for your Social Security: How the GOP plans a bait and switch to cut taxes — and pensions

Trump’s commitment to saving the program was solely a sales pitch to his marks. It’s simply another one of the cons he was very proficient at during his business career and is now proving himself to be willing and able to use as president. The Republicans will never give up on trying the destroy the safety net. It’s one of their fundamental organizing principles along with promoting tax cuts.

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