WTH? Tell your senators to vote “NO” on confirming Wall Street stooge Andrew Biggs to oversee Social Security.

Action #1: Why is Andrew Biggs, a confirmed enemy of Social Security and all that it stands for, now a nominee for a seat on the advisory council to oversee it?

Andrew Biggs, a huge advocate for cutting Social Security throughout his career, has been nominated for the “Republican” seat on the Social Security Advisory Board. Biggs was instrumental in the Bush administration’s 2005 attempt to privatize this vital safety net program. He advocated for raising the retirement age in 2013, supported means-tested Social Security and dismissed our looming retirement income crisis as a “non-issue.”

The Senate can, and must, block this terrible nominee and pass a bill that protects Social Security by making the wealthy begin paying their fair share into the program! (Separate post on that bill here.) Please call your Senators and tell them to vote “NO” on libertarian extremist Andrew G. Biggs.

Minimal script for senators: I’m calling from (zip code) and I want Senator [___] to vote “NO” on confirming Andrew Biggs to the Social Security Advisory Board. In addition, I want [him/her/them] to prioritize passing S.3071 “Social Security 2100 Act – A Sacred Trust.” Why hasn’t this fundamental bill protecting the retirement and dignity of millions of Americans against the predations of Biggs and the GOP been passed yet?

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Not again?!? Romney’s “TRUST Act” – the GOP’s Trojan Horse to cut seniors’ Social Security & Medicare benefits is BACK!

A lot of Democratic senators fell for this scam last time! Take nothing for granted. Tell them – “NO” on this GOP-swindle and “YES” for a real solution – “Social Security 2100 Act – A Sacred Trust.”

Sen. Feinstein joined over 20 other Democratic senators in voting for Romney’s TRUST Act last time it was up. Perhaps they did not appreciate then how it would fundamentally weaken Social Security and Medicare, allowing cuts to benefits without regard to how they would affect their constituents who depend on them. But…it’s a GOP bill. The rich are always protected and the poor and middle-class are left to pay the check. Seriously – THEY SHOULD HAVE FIGURED THIS OUT BY NOW!

What we need is H.R.5723/S.3071 “Social Security 2100 Act – A Sacred Trust.” This legislation adjusts the payroll wage cap so that the wealthy begin paying their fair share into the program. They also includes a 2 percent across the board increase in benefits and a more accurate inflation formula for calculating cost-of-living adjustments.

Action: Tell your legislators to vote “NO” on Romney’s Trojan Horse TRUST Act (H.R.2572/S.1295) and “YES” on H.R.5723/S.3071 – Social Security 2100 Act – A Sacred Trust.”

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Thurs 3/4: Romney’s TRUST Act is a “Trojan Horse” to cut seniors’ Social Security benefits!

Seriously. A lot of Democratic senators fell for this!

Minimal script for senators who voted FOR the Trust Act amendment in the 2021 budget: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Sen. [Feinstein] to make sure that Sen. Mitt Romney’s TRUST Act, which could endanger Social Security, is NOT included in the final COVID relief bill. Sen. [Feinstein] voted for this amendment to the 2021 budget. Perhaps [he/she] did not appreciate how it would circumvent legislative norms for changing Social Security and would allow cuts to be made to benefits without regard to how they would affect [his/her] constituents who depend on them.

Minimal script for senators who voted AGAINST the Trust Act amendment in the 2021 budget:: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Sen. [Padilla] for voting against Sen. Mitt Romney’s TRUST Act, as an amendment to the 2021 budget, and to ask him to speak out against it being included in the COVID relief bill. This malicious amendment could endanger Social Security by allowing cuts to be made to benefits without regard to their human impact.

The amendment was voted into the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget as  S. Amdt. 803 to S. Con. Res. 5. Senator Feinstein voted “YES” and Senator Padilla voted “NO“. Find your own senator’s vote here.

Note: If you haven’t made this call yet on adding unemployment tax relief and automatic stabilizers to the American Rescue Plan, do it at the same time.

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Wed. 7/29: The GOP wants to “strengthen” Social Security to death. “NO” to their duplicious “TRUST” Act & “YES” to the “Social Security 2100 Act.” 

Axioms in GOP politics:

  • If Trump accuses someone of something distasteful, it’s because he’s done it himself.
  • If the GOP creates a catchy acronym for a bill, it does the exact opposite.
  • Never let a national emergency go to waste. 

Vote “NO” on the “TRUST Act” and “Yes” on H.R.860/S.269 – “Social Security 2100 Act.” 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Thursday that he is using the pandemic as cover to shove Mitt Romney’s stale and duplicious TRUST Act into the proposed Republican coronavirus relief package. Continue reading “Wed. 7/29: The GOP wants to “strengthen” Social Security to death. “NO” to their duplicious “TRUST” Act & “YES” to the “Social Security 2100 Act.” “