Poll Shows Majorities across America OPPOSE Proposals to Cut Benefits

Insider’s Report: New Poll Shows Majorities OPPOSE Proposals to Cut Benefits

The National Committee recently conducted a poll of likely voters to determine their opinions about policies that would impact Social Security and Medicare. We presented the results at an event at the U.S. Capitol with several of our coalition partners and key congressional allies in Congress, including Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD), Rep. John Larson (CT-01) and Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA-29).

Here’s what we found: Americans overwhelmingly support traditional Social Security and Medicare, and oppose benefit cuts!

In addition, 79% favor increasing Social Security benefits — and funding that increase by having wealthy Americans pay the same rate into Social Security as everyone else. Seventy-seven percent oppose raising the Social Security retirement age to 69, and a whopping 93% favor allowing Medicare to negotiate to bring down the price of prescription drugs.

At a time when the powerful congressional majority is proposing to fundamentally alter earned benefit programs and when the president doesn’t so much as mention them in his address to Congress, strong majorities of voters want Congress to honor the commitment to all working people who paid into Social Security and Medicare, and keep their hands off these programs. This should be a warning to members of Congress that they tamper with our cherished social insurance programs at their peril.

Read more here.


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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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