TPM: Social Security Advocates Sound The Alarm About The Latest Trump Tax Plan

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Social Security Advocates Sound The Alarm About The Latest Trump Tax Plan

By ALICE OLLSTEIN PublishedAPRIL 10, 2017, 4:55 PM EDT

Following reports that President Donald Trump is dumping the tax plan he campaigned on and exploring a host of other options, advocates for Social Security are sounding the alarm, pointing to a proposal to eliminate the program’s primary source of funding: payroll taxes.

Though it is not yet known how far along the White House proposal has progressed, those who want to protect Social Security say they are taking the news “extremely seriously.”

“Even if this is just a trial balloon, we want to puncture it as quickly as we can,” said Nancy Altman, the president of the advocacy group Social Security Works.

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