Wisconsin Seniors Blast GOP Plan to Sunset Medicare and Social Security

May 02, 2022

May 02, 2022
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Wisconsin Seniors Blast GOP Plan to Sunset Medicare and Social Security

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsinites are fed up with Republican politicians pushing a disastrous agenda that could raise taxes on almost one in three Wisconsinites and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years. The Republican agenda would threaten the hard-earned benefits that Wisconsin seniors rely on and hurt working families across the state.

In response, Wisconsinites are putting pen to paper and fighting back against the Republican plan:

Wausau Pilot and Review: Letter | Reader disputes agenda to sunset Social Security, Medicare

“After working for the last 45 years I was able to retire, feeling confident that I had budgeted the amount of money I would need for the future. I spent years saving with a small pension and paying into Social Security. My story is the same as many across our country.

“I am terrified of the agenda held by the Republican Party that would sunset all federal legislation — including Social Security and Medicare — within five years … Why do Republican politicians want to take away money from millions of Wisconsin residents who rely on it and have paid into it throughout their working lives?”

Hudson Star Observer: Letter | New threat to retirees, disabled

“After paying into these programs for their entire working lives, almost 1.2 million Wisconsinites receive well-earned, essential benefits from Medicare, and even more receive benefits from Social Security.

“As a retired teacher, I know just how important these programs are to families across our state and country, who use the benefits to put food on the table or a roof over their heads.”

The Cap Times: Letter | Wisconsin needs a new senator

“…Johnson tries to justify supporting a GOP agenda that would increase taxes for 32% of Wisconsinites. Johnson’s entire career has been built while voting against Wisconsin families and negotiating deals for the affluent few who support his campaign.

“It is unacceptable to see someone who represents our great state actively work against Wisconsinites. We deserve a senator who will fight to lower our taxes, as well as making sure the ultra-rich pay their fair share.”