Social Security and the Republican Debate: Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee vs. Jeb Bush and the Others

Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works

In the Republican debate, Americans got a glimpse at what their economic future might hold if one of the Republican candidates becomes president — and the picture wasn’t pretty. Social Security is essential for workers and their families who want to retire with dignity and independence and want to be protected in the event of death or a disabling illness or accident. Given the Social Security views of those who took the debate stage Thursday night, Americans should be very worried.