After 88 Years of Supporting Millions of Americans, Social Security Still Remains Under Attack

Washington, D.C. — Today marks the 88th anniversary of the signage of the Social Security Act. Since its passage in 1935, this vital piece of legislation has impacted the lives of millions of seniors across the country. 

Despite its impact, the Social Security Act has faced near-constant attacks from conservative legislators more focused on doing the bidding of the wealthy and corporate special interests than they are on their everyday, working-class constituents. To this day, Congressional Republicans are attempting to cut Social Security benefits through their latest budget proposal, which detailed plans to raise the retirement age, reduce benefits, and privatize Medicare

Unrig Our Economy campaign director Sarah Baron released the following statement:

“For over 80 years, the Social Security Act has supported the livelihoods of millions. On this anniversary, we must remember that Americans pay into Social Security their entire lives; it’s not a luxury, it’s a program beneficiaries are owed. It is shameful that Congressional Republicans are still doing everything in their power to take this program away from Americans who have earned it in order to support corporations and pad their pockets.” 

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