A key pillar of Republican agenda to remove the hope of retirement and crush the American Dream has been stealing Social Security. George W(worst POTUS Ever) Bush tried to roll the entire SSI into the Stock Market in 2005, this would have been a brilliant move because the 1% would have managed to steal the entire Social Security fund and stave off his Great Recession while simultaneously sending millions of Americans into penury and early deaths.
Republicans want Americans to work until they are too sick, too old, or injured and then die. That's the reason Republicans loathe Obamacare so much, it ensures people will receive at least some medical care instead of losing their entire life savings and then dying quickly as Republicans prefer.
Senator Joni Ernst is apparently the new face of Republican mendacity. Republicans rolled out Joni during the Bart O'Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings to talk about her sexual assault. Ernst then dutifully voted to confirm Justice Bart I Love Beer & Rape. Now, Ernst seems to be floated as the new face of the Republican Path to Penury.
Ernst told her Iowa constituents, it's time for some sacrifice,
"How do we sustain Social Security for some of our younger workers? We know that there is a point in time when we as Congress will have to address the situation, and I think it’s better done sooner rather than later, to make sure that we shored up that system. So, it’s a broader discussion for another day. But I do think as various parties and members of Congress, we do need to sit down behind closed doors so we’re not being scrutinized by this group or the other, and just have an open and honest conversation..."One of the brilliant tactics used by the Republican Party is to inflict pain right now and not worry about the long-term fallout or electoral pushback. Because Republicans know whatever damage they do Now will be forgotten when Election Day rolls around.
Once Republicans get Americans to give up Social Security, it will be gone forever as Republican push their agenda of Oppression, Intolerance, and crushing the American worker into a life perpetual Corporate Bondage and wage slavery.