Stories tagged: "social security"


Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. McCarthy rounded his first full week as House speaker in the most outwardly orderly way. There was hardly a hint of the chaotic, rebellious fight it took for the Republicans to arrive here, having barely installed him as the leader with the gavel. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
MAGA Republicans Plan to Hold the Economy Hostage to Cut Social Security and Medicare

The debt ceiling is a numerical limit, set by Congress, on how much money the federal government can borrow to pay its bills. Increasing the debt ceiling is a routine congressional task, but Republicans want to hold it hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare, even though failing to raise the limit would cause massive economic devastation.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans aren't exactly hiding their intentions with their economic plans.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and GOP members meet with reporters on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
6 Times Republicans Suggested—or Outright Said—they Want to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Top Republicans have made clear they plan to hold the global economy hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Don’t believe us? Here are six separate times they’ve suggested—or outright said—they want to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ted Budd, R-NC, answers questions from the media at his election party in Bermuda Run, N.C.  Budd is running for the U.S. Senate this fall. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall, File)
Ted Budd ‘Chose Corporations Over Families’ By Voting Against Climate Change Bill

One of the state's top Democrats tackles U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd's vote against the Inflation Reduction Act, which addresses climate change and healthcare costs.

Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida, is in charge of the GOP strategy for winning the US Senate. His plan for raising taxes and potentially sunsetting federal programs like Social Security and Medicare is massively unpopular, although most people don't seem to know much about it, according to recent polling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
EXCLUSIVE: The Massively Unpopular GOP Plan to Raise Taxes and End Social Security and Medicare

The man in charge of winning back the Senate for Republicans introduced a plan that could impact millions of North Carolinians. Unfortunately, the public doesn’t know much about it.