Don't fall for the scam to destroy Medicare and Social Security

Social Security is not generational theft. It's mutual support over time.

A blank Social Security card.
(Image credit: Michael Burrell / Alamy Stock Photo)

The Republican tax bill is moving closer and closer to passage. If the GOP manages to ram it through, make no mistake about what's next: a pell-mell rush to eviscerate social insurance programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

It's a simple trick: You blow up the deficit with tax cuts for the rich, then feign shock at the deficits you just caused, then insist that the only way to "get the debt under control" is by slashing social programs to the bone.

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