POLL: Woke ideology vs. Social Security Cuts
Erin Doherty of Axios reports on results of a new Wall Street Journal poll out today showing that fighting “woke” ideology in schools and businesses is more important to most Republican primary voters than protecting Medicare and Social Security from cuts. It’s interesting given that both entitlement programs face insolvency within ten years and steep benefit cuts unless reform is passed by Nearly one half of all voters said they would support a candidate who pledged to keep entitlements as they are rather than push for cuts. Of course, keeping them as they are is not possible without reform. Full article here.
The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) believes Social Security must be preserved and modernized. This can be achieved without tax increases by changing cost of living adjustments, increasing the retirement age, and modest adjustments to the highest income beneficiaries. The AMAC plan also suggests eliminating taxation of benefits, or at least annually adjusting the amount taxed for inflation, and eliminating the reduction of benefits for those who work before full retirement age. AMAC is resolute in its mission that Social Security be preserved for current and successive generations and has gotten the attention of lawmakers in D.C., meeting with a great many congressional offices and their staffs over the past decade. See it here.