Linda Benesch

Linda Benesch

Linda Benesch is the Communications Director at Social Security Works, a national organization fighting to address our nation's retirement income crisis by protecting and expanding Social Security.

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Protecting and expanding Social Security is extremely popular across the political spectrum. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Social Security: Something to Give Thanks For in 2020
This year’s Thanksgiving is far from normal. COVID is raging across the country, millions are out of work, and many of us are seeing our loved ones on a screen instead of across the table. Yet we can still be thankful, and not just for the football and food. Now more than ever, we can be thankful...
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Trump is now trying to win back seniors by muddying the waters about which candidate is the real supporter of Social Security. But no one should be fooled. (Photo: AFGE) Views
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Donald Trump Is an Existential Threat to Social Security
Social Security shouldn’t be a partisan issue. In poll after poll , voters of all political views overwhelmingly agree that Social Security is more important than ever, should not be cut, and indeed should be expanded. But that is not the belief of those in charge of today’s Republican Party...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Bloomberg (Still) Wants to Cut Social Security
Of all the Democrats contending for the presidential nomination, Michael Bloomberg is the worst choice to debate Donald Trump on an overwhelmingly important issue: Social Security’s future. Bloomberg’s position on Social Security is to the right of Trump’s stated position — and widely out of step...
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"One of Social Security’s many strengths is that its benefits are guaranteed and, unlike savings, cannot be outlived." (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Views
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Latest Devious Republican Attack On Social Security
Ever since Social Security came into existence, Republican politicians and their billionaire donors have attempted to destroy it. As an effective and incredibly popular government program, it is anathema to the GOP's anti-government ideology. But precisely because it is so popular, including with...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
The Overlooked Trumpcare Threat: A Medicare Time Bomb
Just over two years ago, Donald Trump gave a speech announcing his run for the presidency. In that speech, he promised that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. That promise became a centerpiece of his campaign. It was a key way for Trump to differentiate himself, as a matter of...
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