Social Security and Medicare Are on the Ballot. This Ad Shows Why.


Politicians have been putting their hands into the cookie jar of Social Security for far too long. Carol Miller will go to Washington and fall in line with Mitch McConnell as he cuts into benefits that you have earned. I am proud to be endorsed by Social Security Works because of my commitment to protect and strengthen Social Security.

Posted by Richard Ojeda on Friday, October 26, 2018

“You send me to Congress, and I’ll fight tooth and nail to protect your Social Security.” – Richard Ojeda, running for Congress in West Virginia’s third district.

Ojeda’s recent ad, EARNED, shows exactly what is at stake in next week’s election. If Democrats take control of Congress, they will fight to protect and expand Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But if Republicans retain control, they will do exactly what Mitch McConnell has promised wealthy donors is at the top of their agenda: Reach into our pockets and cut our earned benefits.

McConnell aside, most Republican politicians lie about their plans to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That’s because benefit cuts are extremely unpopular with voters across the political spectrum, including Republicans. Ojeda himself is a former Republican voter who changed parties after realizing that the party’s political leaders only care about their billionaire donors, not the working class.

McConnell, Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress have spent the last two years voting time and again to steal our money by cutting our earned benefits, our Medicare, our Medicaid and our Social Security. Then they give $2 trillion dollars in handouts to Wall Street and their billionaire owners. Then these billionaires give hundreds of millions of dollars to get their politicians elected to keep a rigged system rigged.

Ojeda’s ad shows exactly how the game is rigged and how the people can fight back against the billionaires trying to pick our pockets. 

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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.

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