My opponent, Tom O'Halleran, is teaming up with Republicans to cut Social Security and Medicare during COVID-19.
On June 1, 2020, Rep. Scott Peters published a letter sent to House leadership.
The letter was addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and argued that upcoming coronavirus relief legislation should include budget reforms to confront the economic fallout of the pandemic, including the national debt.
Their recommendation? Mitt Romney’s TRUST Act, which has been described as a plot to gut Social Security and Medicare behind closed doors.
And my opponent — a Democrat — joined Republicans in support.
Cutting these programs is the opposite of what we need. Voters overwhelmingly support both Social Security and Medicare. We need to expand Social Security and expand Medicare to Medicare for All.
Yet, my opponent isn’t doing that either.
He is among the minority of Democrats who haven't cosponsored the Social Security 2100 Act, which would expand Social Security.
The Social Security 2100 Act, “which is co-sponsored by around 90 percent of House Democrats, increases Social Security benefits for everyone. It also has additional targeted increases for the most vulnerable beneficiaries.” (The Hill)
I’m the only candidate in the race for Arizona’s First District who will fight to protect and expand Social Security and Medicare.
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