Markey Campaigns Against President’s Proposed Social Security Cuts
The Senate campaign in Massachusetts will be close and hard fought. Ed Markey, the winner of the Democratic primary, knows he has to run a bare-knuckled, knock down, full bore campaign to win. So it is notable that one of the first appeals to his supporters is to enlist them in telling the president that they oppose his proposal to cut Social Security benefits through the so-called chained CPI. Markey clearly realizes the president’s proposal is electoral poison — and wants to get ahead of any Republican effort to link him to the president on this issue. Democrats across the Congress would do well to take note. Here’s the Markey letter
Democrats can use their new leverage in Washington to expose how big money has used the Trump administration to rig the rules in ways that hurt working people, and show ways that in key areas - education, the environment, and criminal justice - there is an alternative.
Trump not only hasn’t delivered on his promises for workers; he’s joined the other side. It’s noaccident that workers in America have suffered stagnant wages and reduced benefits. It is the result of a systematic corporate campaign to crush unions, rig trading rules to benefit investors and roll back public regulations and investments Trump and the Republican Congress are now doubling down on that assault.
About Robert Borosage
Robert L. Borosage is a senior advisor to People's Action and writes widely on political, economic and national security issues. He is a Contributing Editor at The Nation magazine, and his articles have appeared in The American Prospect, The Washington Post, the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.