Hochberg, Scott

Scott is a policy researcher at Strengthen Social Security Campaign.

Don’t Buy Into Generational Warfare: Keep the Super Committee Accountable to the 99%

By Scott Hochberg
Strengthen Social Security Campaign

The 12-member Super Committee is down to its final two weeks to produce a plan to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the federal budget. According to recent reports, both Democratic and Republican proposals have contained sizable cuts from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – all programs that benefit the large majority of Americans in the 99% – while offering little in the way of new revenues.