Hands Off Our Earned Benefits


Social Security is an incredibly effective and popular program. It provides benefits to over 1.2 million Wisconsinites and keeps over 400,000 out of poverty. There is no reason Social Security should be a partisan issue. It benefits Republicans, Democrats, and independents.

But Senator Ron Johnson wants to put these vital earned benefits at risk by turning Social Security and Medicare into “discretionary spending.” That would turn these programs from guaranteed earned benefits into ordinary government spending that Congress has to vote to fund every year.

Shame on Senator Johnson. He is incredibly wealthy and will never need to rely on Social Security and Medicare, but the rest of us do. Hands off our earned benefits!