On Monday, a federal official confirmed several Democratic lawmakers' suspicion about President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate payroll taxes if re-elected: It would wipe out the Social Security trust fund within three years.
The news prompted anger on social media, with commenters demanding the president and his Republican allies leave Social Security alone.
Don’t worry, Seniors. If Trump’s re-elected, you won’t live to spend it. https://t.co/7nWRh5RfGy— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1598310066.0
@Snowman55403 @TopherSpiro Screw the 65+. I have paid into SS my whole working life and was expecting to start rece… https://t.co/P56E3XFLTV— Katy Alexander (@Katy Alexander) 1598307026.0
@TopherSpiro There you go, Democrats. This is the big scandal you've been waiting for. All the retired folks on Soc… https://t.co/fja4a9D8dS— Jim Quirk (@Jim Quirk) 1598305958.0
@TopherSpiro @GeorgeTakei Then I would like an immediate refund on every cent I have put into those taxes in the na… https://t.co/9VGW49nLsP— Agent Eckswhy (@Agent Eckswhy) 1598305090.0
@TopherSpiro Wealthy people don't need their Social Security checks, so why should @realDonaldTrump care?— I'm Just Dan (@I'm Just Dan) 1598304859.0
@jscotrain @TopherSpiro all so he can pretend he has his “victory”— Loch Nessa Monster🌸 (@Loch Nessa Monster🌸) 1598305146.0
@TopherSpiro This is a warning to all GOP: You do not mess with our Social Security, Medicare or postal service. Got it?— Nan Seabolt (@Nan Seabolt) 1598307047.0
@TopherSpiro THIS should be screamed from the rooftops by every Democrat running for office. It should be on the fr… https://t.co/iApr0bcQOM— Mr.Darwin's Dog (@Mr.Darwin's Dog) 1598308836.0