Resistbot Petition: Oppose the GOP plan to raise the retirement age for SSI!

An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Oppose the GOP plan to raise the retirement age for SSI!

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Life expectancy in the United States is decreasing. So why are Republican politicians trying to increase the retirement age for young people? Presidential candidates Tim Scott, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley have all publicly said they want to make today’s young people retire later than their parents. And Donald Trump proposed cuts to Social Security in each budget that he released as president. Apparently some Republicans would rather people pay into Social Security their whole lives and then accept less than their parents in retirement. That’s unacceptable. If millionaires and billionaires paid in to Social Security at the same rate that we do, we could afford to INCREASE benefits for current AND future retirees. Right now, American workers only pay into Social Security on their first $160,200 in wages. We need to scrap the payroll tax cap and make the folks with huge salaries pay their fair share into Social Security. Americans already work longer than citizens of many other countries. We are the richest country in the world, at the richest point in its history. Now is not the time to ask a factory worker to sacrifice―it’s time to demand sacrifice from Wall Street CEOs. Thanks.

▶ Created on August 31, 2023 by Jess Craven

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