If you’re concerned about the future of Social Security, it’s crucial to understand what prominent politicians have said about it. That’s because those in senior leadership roles on the federal level may propose modifications that could impact pension payments for retirees.
If the Republicans regain control of the Senate, the RINO Mitch McConnell will almost certainly become majority leader once again.
“If we’re lucky enough to have the majority next year, I’ll be the majority leader,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently announced. “I’ll make decisions in collaboration with my members about what to put on the floor. We will not propose a bill that increases taxes on half of our fellow citizens and limits Social Security and Medicare within five years.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered this response to a bill proposed by Senator Rick Scott, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s chairman. The plan, dubbed “An 11-Point Plan to Rescue America,” was presented by Sen. Rick Scott as a road map for what the GOP might do if it took control of Congress. One of the other ideas in his proposal called for all federal bills to sunset after five years so that lawmakers would have to vote on them again if the topic was something important.
This would have the effect of requiring Congress to vote on Social Security and Medicare reauthorization on a regular basis. Which might cause anxiety for seniors, as well as future retirees who may not be able to count on Social Security being there for them.
However, this strategy was rejected by McConnell and his remarks suggest that a Republican majority in the Senate would not be nearly as dangerous to Social Security as many Americans fear.
McConnell’s comments are significant because they appear to represent a change in the GOP that has occurred over the last several years.
If true, and if this trend persists, current and future retirees may have greater assurance that they will receive all of the retirement benefits they are entitled to.