Trump doubles down on Social Security and Medicare | Ray E. Landis
Just when you think Donald Trump has reached the limits of his ability to leave a jaded public dumbfounded, he comes up with a new angle. His vow to “terminate” the payroll tax that funds Social Security and Medicare is a reminder there are still those who believe there is no place in government for programs that seek to help individuals meet their basic needs (or to implement measures to keep the public safe from pandemics, as State Representative Jim Cox opined last week). And right now, one of those true believers occupies the White House.
Trump’s payroll tax holiday will undermine Social Security and Medicare. Here’s how | Ray E. Landis
The White House's plan fits very well into the GOP narrative of reducing the financial stability of Social Security and Medicare.