With more than one million South Carolinians benefiting from Social Security and over 900,000 from Medicare, one would think Republicans would work to protect the programs and its benefits for seniors. Instead, almost everyone on the debate stage tonight would cut Social Security and Medicare benefits by raising the retirement age and partially voucherizing Medicare.
After all, GOP contenders like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are still chasing Koch money, which is why they support one of the Koch brothers’ first policy demands to gut Social Security and Medicare.
Here’s how Republicans on stage would weaken Social Security and Medicare:
Ted Cruz would raise Social Security and Medicare’s eligibility ages. He’d move Medicare to a premium support system and threaten Social Security by shifting it to private accounts. As a bonus, Cruz would institute means-testing for both Security and Medicare!
Marco Rubio believes Social Security “weakened us as a people,” so it shouldn’t come as a surprise he wants to […]Read more after the jump.