August 21, 2020 Press Releases

GOP Senator Slams McSally-Trump “Social Security Risk”

“Probably A Mistake”: GOP Senator Slams McSally-Trump “Social Security Risk”

PHOENIX — Even Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says that Donald Trump and Martha McSally’s push that risks funding for Social Security is “probably a mistake.”

This week, Paul told Fox News that it’s “probably a mistake” to cut or defer payroll tax cuts, given the inherent risks to Social Security.

Trump has repeatedly pushed to cut payroll taxes. Trump recently signed a McSally-backed executive order to delay payroll taxes. And he has pledged to permanently cut payroll taxes if Republicans win in November — even though it would jeopardize funding for Social Security.

For her part, McSally said she agrees with Trump on cutting payroll taxes, during a May 21 event.

Payroll tax cuts are a “Social Security risk,” according to the Associated Press. And the AARP has warned that Trump’s executive order to delay payroll taxes “won’t achieve its stated objective” and “exacerbates people’s already-heightened fears and concerns about their financial and retirement security.”