Congress didn’t lose a moment when it reconvened yesterday to start dismantling Social Security one obscure, wonky piece at a time. Social Security Works explains the change, which is procedural and boring, but it’s just another quiet way Republicans are dismantling America.
Social Security, the bedrock of the social safety net in this country, is extremely popular. While most elected officials only ever talk about cutting benefits, polling shows Americans actually support expanding Social Security benefits, even in red states.This is why Republicans can’t come out and say publicly they want less help going to the disabled, the elderly, the ill, you know, those terrible terrible takers! They have to weasel the cuts into procedural hostage maneuvers, which pass unnoticed by the toiling masses.