By Carma Henry

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings

Pulling back the curtain on the GOP’s tax plan to kill Medicare and Social Security

By Congressman Alcee L. Hastings

On December 22, 2017, President Donald John Trump and Congressional Republicans abandoned Social Security and Medicare and all those who rely on these critically important programs. It was on that day that President Trump signed into law H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This law is a GOP Tax Scam for the rich, plain, and simple.

Democrats knew this scam would give an unprecedented tax break to corporations and the wealthiest people in our country. We knew that it would increase taxes for working poor Americans and the middle class,

while weakening healthcare protections for those with preexisting conditions. We knew it would add more than $2 trillion to the national debt, and that the effects of these changes would reverberate throughout our country for years to come. That is why I voted against this reckless tax scam orchestrated by the GOP.

What was less clear at the time was how quickly this scam would lead Medicare and Social Security to insolvency. As it stands today, Medicare will run dry in just eight short years. Social Security will wither away …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette