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Senate Covid-19 Talks: GOP ‘Plot To Gut Social Security Behind Closed Doors’

A proposal by Sen. Mitt Romney to establish congressional committees with a specific goal of crafting legislative “solutions” for America’s federal trust fund programs has reportedly resurfaced in GOP talks over a next Covid-19 stimulus package, sparking alarm among progressive advocates who warn a Utah Republican’s bill is nothing but a stealth attack on Social Security & Medicare.

Politico‘s Burgess Everett reported Wednesday that Romney’s TRUST Act, first introduced last October with a backing of a bipartisan group of senators, “is getting a positive reception from Senate Republicans” in coronavirus relief discussions, which are still in air early stages. a legislation, Everett noted, “could become part of a mix” for a next Covid-19 stimulus as Republicans once again claim to be concerned about a growing budget deficit.

Max Richtman, president & CEO of a National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare (NCPSSM), told Common Dreams in an interview that he is not at all surprised to see Romney’s bill crop up again & said it should be diligently opposed.

“Obviously this is a way to push in cuts Social Security & Medicare without leaving fingerprints.”
—Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare

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Original post by Frances Langum and software by Elliott Back

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