Stories tagged: "social security"


EXCLUSIVE: From Restoring Reproductive Freedom to Saving Social Security, Democrat Mandela Barnes on How He’d Improve Your Life

In an exclusive interview with UpNorthNews, Wisconsin's Lt. Gov and Democratic nominee for US Senate Mandela Barnes talks about his background, why voting matters, and his fight to restore reproductive freedom and protect Social Security.

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‘Completely out of Touch’: Ron Johnson’s Threats to Social Security and Medicare Put Wisconsin Seniors in Jeopardy

Johnson, who's up for reelection in November, believes Social Security and Medicare should not be guaranteed—as they currently are—and should instead be negotiated by Congress every single year, which means politicians could cut funding for these programs or eliminate them altogether.

Ron Johnson Goes There—Says Social Security and Medicare Should Face a Renewal Vote by Congress Every Year

Millions of Americans would face uncertainty each year about whether they’ll receive the benefits they helped pay for throughout their working lives.

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Not Letting It Go: National Democrats to Keep Hitting Ron Johnson on GOP Plan to Raise Taxes

Facebook ad campaign starting Thursday targets Wisconsin seniors whose out-of-pocket expenses would soar if the plan became law.

President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Biden Blasts the ‘Ultra-MAGA’ Republican Plan for America That Ron Johnson Supports

Biden accused Republicans of wanting to raise taxes on “teachers and firefighters,” “make working families poor,” and hold Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid hostage every five years to secure corporate tax cuts and other concessions from Democrats.

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EXCLUSIVE POLL: A Plan That Would Raise Taxes and Could End Social Security and Medicare—is Massively Unpopular

Survey shows 94% percent of likely voters have heard little or nothing about Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s proposal. But when they learn about it, 71% of voters, including 62% of Republicans, oppose what Sen. Ron Johnson described as a “positive thing.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., speaks at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Feb. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Ron Johnson Thinks a GOP Plan for Tax Increases and the Potential End of Medicare and Social Security Is a ‘Positive Thing’

Republicans push for a "fair share" of taxes from low-income workers while defending a tax break that paid off handsomely for billionaire donors.