Tag: Sam Johnson

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Improving benefits for the low paid is a noble goal, but all but the very wealthy need the benefits in current law.    Why in the world would Republicans put out a plan to dramatically cut Social Security? Even Donald Trump said he wouldn’t mess with the program’s benefits. Yet, the Republican Study Committee’s Blueprint to Sav…

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House Ways and Means Subcommittee Chair proposes 31-percent cut in benefits. In December, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson introduced a bill to “save” Social Security.  The problem is that he accomplishes this goal through a dramatic cut in benefits.  As shown in Figure 1, Social Security costs at the end…