Stand Up and Fight

Editor, News-Register:

I am flabbergasted that I haven’t heard the screams, “Oh No!”

Where is the outrage? What in the hell is the matter with you?

What am I talking about?

Donald Trump and his no-nothings have set in motion the death of Social Security, Medicare, disability insurance, Medicaid, pre-existing insurance coverage and the Affordable Care Act.

If this OK with you, then you are following the lemmings off the cliff into the abyss.

You are probably saying, “Trump can’t, or wouldn’t, do that.”

Then you have been asleep at the switch. Trump has:

1. Signed an executive order delaying the collection until the end of the year, and then permanently if he is reelected, of payroll taxes or FICA. (It stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act and is deducted from each paycheck. As you work and pay FICA taxes, you earn credits for Social Security and Medicare benefits.) Without the payroll tax, there is no money for Social Security, Medicare and Disability benefits.

2. Joined Republican states in a case filed before the U.S. Supreme Court to kill the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Obamacare not only covers health insurance for 20 million people, but allows coverage for children up to age 26, and prevents denial of insurance for preexisting medical conditions. Under the Affordable Care Act, ALL health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you or charge you more just because you have a “preexisting condition.” This impacts over 100 million people.

3. Signed on to killing Medicaid Expansion, which is also a part of Obamacare.

If we remain quiet and let Trump destroy our safety net, almost all of our families will be gravely harmed. If you don’t believe me, look it up.

Stand up and fight! Tell your neighbors and friends what is going on.

Bill Bryant

St. Clairsvil


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