AP: Donald Trump’s Payroll Tax Proposal “Is A Threat To Social Security No Matter How He Casts It”

COLUMBUS — On the 85th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law, the Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper:

“As our nation celebrates 85 years of Social Security providing retirement security and income for Americans, including nearly 2.4 million Ohioans, Donald Trump is breaking his promise to ‘save our Social Security’ with a proposal that ‘is a threat to Social Security no matter how he casts it.’ This is not the first time Trump has attacked Social Security. Since he’s been in office, Trump has proposed and supported cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Trump’s last budget proposal cut Social Security programs by $26 billion and slashed funding for the Social Security Administration, which helps retirees and people with disabilities get the support they need and have earned.

“After 85 years, Social Security still works for the American people. Joe Biden knows it provides peace of mind and the ability to retire with dignity for millions of Americans, and he will fight to preserve and strengthen it. He would never undermine the Social Security trust fund, as Donald Trump is trying to do. Trump promised to protect Social Security, but Ohio seniors and families are paying the price for Trump’s broken promises.”