Category Archives: Congressmen on the issues

16 Years Later: Congress Has Taken Nearly $2.9 Trillion From Social Security

 

16 years ago, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur went onto the floor of the United States House of Representatives and begged her colleagues to stop the raid on the Social Security Trust Fund.

“The truth is that House leaders have turned their back on America’s senior citizens and are raiding billions every day from our Social Security trust fund. …The total raid has run now to over $235 billion. That averages out to about $837 for every single American who will qualify for Social Security. When I first came to this floor 4 weeks ago, they dipped into the Social Security trust fund to a raid of $208 billion, and in just 4 weeks, that has gone up an additional $27 billion.”

They didn’t listen.  And things have only gotten worse.  Congress has spent almost $2.9 Trillion from the Social Security Trust Fund.  Please Click Here to get your Congressman’s contact information.  Call him or her and tell them to stop the raid on our Social Security Trust Fund.

President Trump signs H.R. 4547–the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018

Last Friday, President Trump signed a bill unanimously approved by Congress to increase oversight and improve an important Social Security program for disabled or special needs beneficiaries. H.R. 4547, known as the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act, focuses on increasing protections for those relying on representative payees to manage their Social Security income.… Continue Reading

“The federal government’s been engaging…in self-dealing practices for years, and let me use Social Security as a perfect example of that.”

David Walker served as United States Comptroller General under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In this clip, Walker confirms the federal government spending of every dime of Social Security surpluses, the nonmarketable nature of the IOUs left in its place, and the “duplicitous” accounting that allows Congress to keep this spending off-budget. Continue Reading

Senator Mike Lee: Stop Raiding the Social Security Trust Fund to Pay for SSDI

“We can’t keep stealing from the Social Security trust fund to bail out the SSDI program. We need real reforms that will both make it easier for recovering Americans to return to work and make the program solvent.” said United States Senator Mike Lee (R-UT).  Lee is sponsoring The Return To Work Act to encourage temporarily… Continue Reading