Today marks the 76th anniversary of the first Social Security check, but you likely won’t hear any of the Republican senate candidates marking the occasion. Despite facing a contentious election environment, GOP Senate contenders have only offered plans to cut Social Security benefits using the same failed ideas time and time again, including raising the retirement age and partially privatizing Social Security.
The GOP’s failure to offer real solutions on Social Security is just one more example of the GOP putting special interests like the Kochs ahead of the millions of Americans that rely on earned benefits to make ends meet.
Here’s how Republican Senate candidates plan to weaken Social Security:
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey voted to make it easier to privatize Social Security, and supported a similar plan to the George W. Bush administration’s efforts to privatize Social Security.
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk supported the Simpson-Bowles Plan that would have raised the Social Security retirement age.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said Read more after the jump.