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The Trump Agenda is a Threat to Social Security

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in reaction to Donald Trump's State of the Union speech:

"Instead of bringing the nation together, Donald Trump just spent the State of the Union bragging about his party's tax giveaway to billionaires and stirring up fear against immigrants. What he didn't mention is that the GOP has made clear its plans to use the tax giveaway as an excuse to demand cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 

Sadly, that's not the only threat to the American people's retirement in Trump's agenda. His administration's plan to cut immigration in half would put Social Security's future in jeopardy by causing the program to lose $2.4 trillion in contributions over the next 75 years."

Further reading:

Immigrants play a vital role in securing our Social Security system’s future


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The mission of Social Security Works is to: Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations; Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security; and Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice.

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