Republicans Are Killing Social Security One Tiny Service Cut at a Time

By steadily squeezing funding for the Social Security administration, Republicans have created a world where seniors and their caregivers have to drive miles from their homes to visit a Social Security office. Where bereaved widows and widowers with young children have to wait weeks for an appointment to claim the Social Security survivor benefits that their late spouses earned for their families. Where people with career-ending disabilities after decades of work most certainly have to wait two years or more to claim their earned Social Security disability benefits—if they can survive for that long.

And Republicans are still not satisfied. That world will get even worse if the budget soon to be voted on includes the Senate Appropriations Committee’s plan to squeeze another nearly half a billion dollars out of SSA’s budget.

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