If you or a family member are getting any sort of Social Security benefit, you must vote on November 3, 2020. To be clear, the fate of Social Security is on the ballot this year. How you vote will help determine if the program survives.
All Americans Affected
At the outset, I should note that at some point in their lives, all Americans will get some sort of Social Security disability benefit. Literally, from cradle to grave Social Security is there. But, like any other governmental organization, Social Security is subject to the whims of politicians.
Trump Has Declared War On Social Security
Donald Trump's policies, if allowed to continue, will be ruinous for Social Security. Take just one example. Trump unilaterally ordered the Federal government to
stop collecting payroll taxes from its employees. Trump has suggested that, given the chance, he would terminate these payroll taxes completely. Apparently, the president does not know how Social Security benefits are funded. You can read more about this issue here.
It Gets Worse
But, there is more bad news. Every budget that Trump has submitted to Congress has included massive cuts to Social Security. For a pretend billionaire like Trump, money is where the heart resides. Cutting Social Security benefits for widows, children, the disabled, the poor, and the elderly is just a matter of dollars and sense for him.
No Retirement Benefits? No Disability Benefits?
If you have been paying into Social Security for decades now, expecting to get a retirement benefit, Trump's plans could bankrupt the entire system before you collect a single dime. If your parents are surviving on Social Security benefits, Trump could take that away and shift the burden of supporting those parents back to you. If you become disabled and have no means to support yourself, you could discover that Trump crashed the entire program and now you are out of options.
You Must Vote
It really is this simple. You must vote on November 3, 2020. If you don't and you wake up one day to discover Social Security is gone, the fault will not be with some bureaucrat, nor even with Trump. The fault will be your own.
Vote while your vote still matters.