FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2019
Contact: Philip Shulman, email@example.com
DPW Chair Ben Wikler Statement on the 84th Anniversary of Social Security
“In President Trump’s 2020 budget he proposed slashing $26 billion from Social Security programs, breaking a covenant with older Americans who have been paying into this program since the time they could pay taxes. This is a betrayal to them and the very idea that you should be able to retire with dignity and live free of poverty.
“Trump is Social Security’s number one threat, as he broke yet another promise he made on the campaign trail. In 2016, he stood in front of a crowd in Appleton and declared that he was going to ‘save your social security,’ that his opponents wanted ‘cut the hell out of it,’ and that he ‘wouldn’t do that.’
“That’s why Democrats are fighting for seniors. We refuse to go back in time to when growing older meant having to fight for scraps just to get by. We believe that after a life of hard work you should be able to live a healthy and happy life.”