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ICYMI: “Democrats are planning to once again bludgeon Republican candidates over Social Security” in 2024

DSCC Released New Fact Sheet Highlighting Senate Republicans’ Attacks on Social Security

As the Social Security program marks its 88th anniversary, it remains under constant assault from Republican Senate candidates. The DSCC released a new fact sheet highlighting Senate Republicans’ attacks on Social Security and Medicare and their Senate candidates’ promises to gut these vital programs.

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Semafor: Democrats are planning to once again bludgeon Republican candidates over Social Security as they look to navigate a tough round of Senate races in 2024.
By Jordan Weissmann
August 14, 2023

  • Democrats are planning to once again bludgeon Republican candidates over Social Security as they look to navigate a tough round of Senate races in 2024.
  • The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has started laying the groundwork with a fact sheet, first seen by Semafor, highlighting the times that GOP politicians have suggested they’d be open to cutting the retirement program.
  • Number one on the list is Florida Sen. Rick Scott. No surprise there: During last year’s midterms, Democrats made hay of his plan to sunset all federal programs every five years, including entitlements. (He later edited the plan to exempt Medicare and Social Security).

  • The DSCC dings Sam Brown, who is running for Senate in Nevada, for praising Scott’s plan, too. But it also hits potential candidates like Pennsylvania’s David McCormick and Wisconsin’s Eric Hovde, who’ve taken the more orthodox GOP position that Congress should leave benefits for older seniors while potentially paring them back for younger generations.

READ the Fact Sheet here. 

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