The 2010 Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court has become a hot-button issue in recent years, and for good reason. For multiple reasons, if we don’t address this, we will eventually lose Social Security as we know it. Despite President Joe Biden’s and Republican assurances that they will never cut Social Security, I remain skeptical. We cannot trust politicians who are beholden to wealthy donors and special interest groups.
The majority of American citizens do not have a pension or personal retirement account that could stave off extreme poverty without Social Security. It is crucial that we take action to protect this essential program. The past statements of politicians like Rick Scott should be used in advertising by the Democratic Party on a nationwide scale. We must send a clear message to the oligarchs and their crony politicians who get paid to sell us out: we will not stand idly by while they dismantle our safety net.
It is time to start playing hardball. If we do not take a stand, we risk losing everything. The American Dream is already slipping away, and we cannot afford to let it disappear entirely. Corporate America’s greed has led to rising prices and a stagnant economy.
The Republicans will try to blame this economic fiasco on Joe Biden, but we must remember who appointed the Fed Chief and who dropped taxes on the rich. The Democrats have taken the blame for far too long, and it is time for us to stand up and demand accountability from those in power.
We need to learn from the present so that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past. It is up to us to make better decisions, for the sake of our future and our lives. Let us come together as a people to promote mutual prosperity, not just for the rich but for everybody. Let us work towards our common good, our common goals, and our common sense. It is time to take action and protect Social Security, before it’s too late.