2020-09-14 11:26:04

Donald Trump Is Coming For Your Social Security


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Nancy J. Altman about Donald Trump coming for social security.

During his Presidential campaign in 2016, Donald Trump promised he would never cut Social Security and claimed he was the only Republican candidate to do so.

But since then Trump has made several overtures toward cutting the program that most Americans rely on. In fact, most recently when Congress failed to come to an agreement on a Covid-19 economic relief bill Trump used the pandemic as cover by signing an executive order to defer payroll taxes that fund Social Security. He has even gone as far as promising to make those deferments permanent if he wins the November 3rd election.

Read her latest article in The Hill called ‘Fact Checking the Fact Checkers: Trump Does Indeed Plan To Destroy Social Security,’ HERE.

Nancy J. Altman is president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition. She has a 40-year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. Her latest book is The Truth About Social Security. She is also the author of The Battle for Social Security and co-author of Social Security Works!

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

Missed an episode?  Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling and online at freespeech.org.

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Donald Trump Free Speech TV Nancy J. Altman Rising Up with Sonali Social Security Sonali Kolhatkar United States US Congress

Economy

The Thom Hartmann Program

These Companies Put Millions In Poverty From Low Wages

These Companies Put Millions In Poverty From Low Wages

The Thom Hartmann Program

Uber and Lyft Exploitation Of Gig Workers

Uber and Lyft Exploitation Of Gig Workers

The Thom Hartmann Program

Trump's Fake Economic Recovery

Trump's Fake Economic Recovery

Democracy Now!

Pandemic Poverty: The CARES Act Kept Millions from Going Hungry. Why Won't the Senate Renew It?

Pandemic Poverty: The CARES Act Kept Millions from Going Hungry. Why Won't the Senate Renew It?

Democracy Now!

Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern

Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern

Democracy Now!

Remembering NYC's Only Black Mayor David Dinkins

Remembering NYC's Only Black Mayor David Dinkins

Democracy Now!

Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown

Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown

Democracy Now!

Astra Taylor: Biden Can Cancel Student Debt on Day One. Movements Must Make Him Do It.

Astra Taylor: Biden Can Cancel Student Debt on Day One. Movements Must Make Him Do It.

Trump Administration Authorizes Biden Transition

Trump Administration Authorizes Biden Transition

The Randi Rhodes' Show

The Big "C" Word , and its not the constitution

The Big "C" Word , and its not the constitution

The Thom Hartmann Program

QANON: Everything You Need to Know

QANON: Everything You Need to Know

The Thom Hartmann Program

GOP Trying to Block People Who Don't Own Cars from Voting in GA

GOP Trying to Block People Who Don't Own Cars from Voting in GA

Related

Trump Administration Authorizes Biden Transition

Trump Administration Authorizes Biden Transition

The Randi Rhodes' Show

The Big "C" Word , and its not the constitution

The Big "C" Word , and its not the constitution

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 11/24/20

Democracy Now! 11/24/20

Democracy Now!

As 2020 Sets Grim Record for Trans Killings, Advocates Demand Holistic Media Coverage of Trans Lives

As 2020 Sets Grim Record for Trans Killings, Advocates Demand Holistic Media Coverage of Trans Lives