Club for Growth, a well-known conservative advocacy organization, revealed a new advertisement on Thursday that criticizes former President Trump for his Social Security proposal.
According to the ad, “The Trump plan for Social Security is not a mere practice swing,” and it accompanies footage of Trump playing golf.
The ad argues that Trump’s plan, much like Joe Biden’s, would negatively impact seniors by imposing automatic benefit cuts, amounting to a 23 percent reduction within a decade or even less, thereby jeopardizing retirement savings.
Continuing its golf-themed analogy, the ad asserts, “With Donald Trump, this is just par for the course.”
It claims that Trump’s proposal is yet another scheme that deprives hardworking individuals of their rightfully earned benefits, leaving them empty-handed despite their contributions. T
he ad urges Donald Trump to cease his detrimental policies that harm seniors.
This golf-themed advertisement was released in anticipation of the LIV Golf tournament scheduled at Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C., over the upcoming weekend.
It specifically targets the former president’s insistence that Republicans should never vote to cut funding from Medicare or Social Security under any circumstances.
Likewise, President Biden has made a commitment to safeguard Social Security and Medicare without making any changes to them.
Government officials at the Social Security and Medicare Board have predicted that the Social Security Trust fund will run out of funds by 2033 if no revisions or improvements are made.
If this prediction remains accurate, Social Security recipients could lose 23 percent of their benefits in the future.
Conservative groups have referenced this statement to advocate for the reform of benefits programs prior to their potential bankruptcy.
In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal in April, Club for Growth President David McIntosh argued that the Biden-Trump position, despite appearing as a commitment to safeguarding Social Security, falls short.
McIntosh stated, “The existing law, ‘without any change,’ mandates a substantial reduction in benefits within a decade.”
To address the solvency concerns of benefits programs, Biden has proposed raising taxes on the affluent, a stance supported by the left wing of his party but largely disregarded by Republicans.