Voters Prioritize Protecting Social Security

President Donald Trump is waging a war on all current and future Social Security beneficiaries. Recently, Trump ordered the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to defer the collection of payroll contributions. This was an unprecedented, unilateral action. When he announced his action, he also pledged to permanently “terminate” payroll contributions if he is reelected. What Trump didn’t mention? Payroll contributions are Social Security’s dedicated funding mechanism. If Social Security’s funding source is eliminated then, within a few years, Social Security will be legally forbidden from paying out benefits. Social Security has a reputation of being the “third rail” of politics — [...]