DC politician Congressman Doug Collins has worked to undermine earned benefits programs like Medicare and Social Security and put these critical programs Georgia seniors rely on on the chopping block.
In addition to voting to raise the retirement age for Social Security and supporting the GOP tax handout that “trimmed a year of solvency from the primary Medicare trust fund and had a negative effect on the Social Security trust fund,” Collins has directly attacked these vital benefits for Georgians. Collins claimed that Social Security was “never meant to be a retirement plan” and called for “get[ting] at the real costs” and “go[ing] to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.” He even called to “just redo the system” for these critical programs.
July 11, 2012: Collins specifically said that he wanted to “redo” Social Security “to reduce the spending levels.”
October 15, 2012: Collins again said he wanted to “just redo the system” for Social Security and Medicare, threatening these critical earned benefits programs.
April 9, 2016: Collins claimed that Social Security, a critical benefit for thousands of older Georgians, was “never meant to be a retirement plan.”
May 9, 2016: Collins claimed that when it comes to budget cuts, “if you want to get at real costs” Congress should “go to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.”