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Rep. Frankel Celebrates Social Security’s 87th Birthday, Promises to Protect it from Republican Attacks

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Washington, August 15, 2022 | comments

West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Frankel (FL-21) commemorated the 87th Anniversary of Social Security, the most critical program for America’s seniors, and promised to fight to ensure its longevity despite continued attacks from Republicans.

“No one who spent their life working should retire into poverty. For 87 years Social Security has been a sacred promise to retired Americans that their lifetime of work wouldn’t go unnoticed or under-appreciated,” said Rep. Frankel. “Millions of older adults in Florida depend on Social Security to live out a healthy, comfortable, and dignified retirement. Democrats are committed to fighting against extreme Republican policies aimed at putting both Medicare and Social Security benefits on the chopping block hurting seniors and ruining the dreams of future generations of retirees.”

Nearly 5 million people rely on Social Security programs in Florida—including nearly 200,000 in Palm Beach County. Despite that, extreme MAGA Republicans have unveiled a plan to end Social Security and Medicare in five years.

In contrast to these dangerous efforts, Rep. Frankel recently spoke on the House Floor about a bill she sponsored, the Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust Act, which would protect, improve, and expand Social Security benefits for America’s seniors.

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