As Social Security turned 87 this weekend, the DNC is making sure Wisconsin seniors know that Republicans have plans that would jeopardize the popular program

Following this Sunday’s 87th anniversary of Social Security becoming law, the DNC is launching a digital ad campaign targeting seniors in Wisconsin to make sure they know Republicans’ ultra-MAGA agenda includes calls to cut their Social Security and Medicare benefits. The ads also highlight Democrats’ work to protect Medicare and lower health care costs for seniors through the Inflation Reduction Act.

The campaign includes digital video ads targeting Wisconsin seniors on YouTube. The ads are the most recent effort by the DNC to highlight various plans put forward by the Republican Study CommitteeNRSC Chair Rick ScottSenator Ron Johnson, and others in the GOP to cut Social Security and Medicare. In May, the DNC launched an ad campaign hitting Rick Scott’s plan that could end the Social Security guarantee altogether.

Watch HERE

“Instead of celebrating Social Security on its 87th birthday, Republicans are doubling down on their ultra-MAGA agenda of cutting Social Security and Medicare, which could put the benefits that Wisconsin seniors rely on in jeopardy. As Democrats are poised to lower prescription drug costs and continue protecting Medicare for seniors, Republicans have rallied behind plans that could slash their hard earned benefits – showing that only one party is fighting for Wisconsin seniors this November,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison.

Nearly 1.3 million Wisconsinites rely on their Social Security benefits for everything from groceries to rent, and 1.2 million depend on Medicare for their health coverage – without these programs they’d see their out-of-pocket costs on health care and daily expenses go up. While Republicans are threatening to cut these hard-earned benefits, President Biden and Democrats are poised to cut costs for seniors instead, as Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act is set to lower costs and cap out of pocket prescription drug costs for seniors, as well as make Medicare more financially secure.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email