MADISON, Wis. – Despite Medicare and Social Security funding crucial programs for retired, senior, and disabled Wisconsinites across the state – and being some of the most popular programs in the country – Republican politicians are headed into the 2022 midterms with a plan that would sunset all federal legislation, including Social Security and Medicare, after five years.
Republicans running on an agenda that would sunset these federal programs is a slap in the face to the over one million Wisconsinites who rely on Medicare for their health care coverage and 1.2 million Wisconsinites who receive Social Security benefits. As the GOP ramps up their 2022 campaign against working families, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Rick Scott and Ron Johnson agenda is disastrous for Wisconsin and is a direct attack on these cost-saving programs – which help Wisconsinites put food on the table and pay for rent.
“Republican politicians have made it clear that if they take control of the government, they’ll begin a rapid attack on Wisconsinites’ hard-earned Medicare and Social Security benefits,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Devin Remiker. “Despite the GOP’s constant strikes against Medicare and Social Security, President Biden and Democrats are committed to the seniors, retirees, and disabled workers who rely on them – including the families who have been buying into the federal programs for more than half a century.”
While the GOP continues to threaten Wisconsin seniors’ benefits, President Biden and Democrats are working to bolster Social Security and responsibly reduce the deficit by simply asking billionaires to pay their fair share in taxes – which would lower costs and alleviate pressure on working families.