December 16th, 2019
Contact: Linda Benesch, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip many people with disabilities of their Social Security benefits:

“This is the Trump Administration’s most brazen attack on Social Security yet. When Ronald Reagan implemented a similar benefit cut, it ripped away the benefits of 450,000 people. Ultimately, Reagan was forced to reverse his attack on Social Security after massive public outcry – but not before people suffered and died.

Donald Trump and his advisers know that this will kill people, and they do not care. Every current and future Social Security beneficiary must band together to defeat this horrific proposal, or else all of our earned benefits will be next.”

We encourage individuals to submit comments to the Social Security Administration opposing this horrific proposal here.


Social Security Works is a non-profit organization working to improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations by fighting to expand Social Security, improve Medicare, and lower the outrageous prices of prescription drugs.