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Republicans will cut your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Democrats will expand them.

Mitch McConnell recently went on TV and said in no uncertain terms that the Republican plan was to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. A new Priorities USA Ad “Big Cuts” shows exactly what every Democrat should be saying over and over again between now and November 6th. If Republicans keep control of Congress, they will use the $2 trillion cost of their tax handout to the wealthy as an excuse to slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

It is heartening to see this excellent ad from Priorities USA, the largest Democratic Party super PAC. Pundits who claim that Democrats don’t have a unified message are wrong. They do, and it is one that resonates with voters across age, race, gender, and political affiliation – hands off our Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits, except to expand them.

Unlike the corporate media which slavishly reports on Donald Trump’s latest lies, Democrats understand that this election is about the future of Social Security and health care. Their closing message is exactly what it should be: Vote for us, and we will protect and expand Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Vote for Republicans, and they will reach into your pockets and steal your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to give to their paymasters on Wall Street. 

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Alex Lawson

Alex Lawson is the Executive Director of Social Security Works, the convening organization of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition — a coalition made up of over 340 national and state organizations representing over 50 million Americans. Lawson has appeared on numerous TV and radio outlets including FOX News, FOX Business, and C-Span and is a frequent guest host of The Thom Hartmann Program, one of the top progressive radio shows in the country. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Lawson is also the owner of We Act Radio, a media corporation that combines broadcast and new media to deliver independent progressive voices in the formats people use most.