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News Tuesday, Oct 27 2015

Jeb Joins Rubio And Rest Of GOP Field In Threatening Seniors' Earned Benefits

Much like Jeb Bush's candidacy, his plan to threaten American seniors' earned benefits is far from exceptional -- it's par…

News Thursday, Oct 22 2015

Marco Rubio's Policies Put Benefits For Seniors And Future Retirees At Risk

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response to Marco Rubio's extreme and out-of-touch policy that would hurt seniors:…

News Health Care Thursday, Oct 15 2015

"Being Like Romney Is A Good Thing, Right?" — Jeb Bush, Probably

Yesterday morning, Marco Rubio joined his mentor Jeb Bush in criticizing the "free stuff" strategy. Apparently Jeb saw that as an opening…

News Friday, Oct 9 2015

Kasich: "You're Gonna Have To Get Over" Lower Social Security Benefits

If you're concerned about your Social Security benefits, John Kasich has a message for you: "Get over it."   Talking…

News Tuesday, Jul 7 2015

Say What? After Calling Social Security A Pyramid Scheme, Mealy Mouthed Heck Has No Answer

Congressman Joe Heck's Senate campaign got off to a rough start with Jon Ralston last night when he put on…

News Tuesday, Jun 2 2015

Mike Huckabee has two words for Jeb Bush: Political Suicide

Just two days after Jeb Bush said he would cut Social Security benefits and raise the retirement age to 70, Mike Huckabee said…

News Thursday, Apr 23 2015

Despite what Walker's saying now, he's on record supporting cuts to Social Security

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Scott Walker refuses to discuss Social Security because he hasn't decided to run for president (nice one, Gov). Even if Walker refuses to tell people how he would cut benefits, he's on record supporting serious cuts to the program. As far back as 2000, he supported then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush's plan to partially privatize Social Security. One has to believe that the Kochs took Walker's stance on cutting Social Security into account when they declared him one of the five contenders in their invisible primary.

News Wednesday, Apr 22 2015

It's not just Christie: GOP Field Would Gut Social Security

Republican strategists are up in arms, criticizing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for highlighting one of the largest single vulnerabilities…

News LGBTQ+ Taxes Friday, Apr 17 2015

MEMO: What To Expect In Nashua

TO: Interested Parties FROM: Brad Woodhouse, President, American Bridge 21st Century RE: What to Expect in Nashua DATE: April 17, 2015 Republican presidential candidates are descending like a swarm of locusts on Nashua, New Hampshire, this weekend for the NHGOP’s First in the Nation Leadership Summit. With more than 20 candidate events scheduled in addition to Friday and Saturday’s speaking slots, American Bridge will be working overtime to document every word from targeted candidates and continue our work holding Republicans accountable for their extreme positions and words. Here’s what we’re expecting to hear.

News Wednesday, Aug 13 2014

Happy Birthday!

Seventy-nine years ago today President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, marking a new page in our nation's history that attempted to rid the widespread problem of Americans spending their golden years trapped in poverty. Fast forward forty five years later. David Koch runs for Vice President on a Libertarian ticket that calls Social Security - already at that time a wildly successful program that has helped millions - "the most serious threat to the future stability of our society next to the threat of nuclear war." Today? The Republican Party, fully embracing a hard right, extreme Tea Party, Koch-fueled agenda, runs a docket of Senate candidates who would make cuts to or have otherwise attacked Social Security. While Americans old and young continue to cherish the promise of retiring with some stability, Republican Senate candidates have made their priorities clear -- and protecting their Koch cash-flow comes long before protecting your retirement. These GOPers are coming at it from every angle. Some, like Tom Cotton and Cory Gardner, have voted to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 70, because what's five more years of work when you're sitting pretty in your taxpayer-funded job? Some candidates, like David Perdue, Mike McFadden and Monica Wehby, have offered nebulous support for cuts, because plans and details are hard (and voters clearly might not like to hear what they really think). Terri Lynn Land and Joni Ernst haven't spent time in Congress yet, but they sure are keen on privatizing the program. Mainstream? Not hardly.

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