Social Security is a program put in place by President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration as part of several pieces of economic legislation passed to help Americans after the Great Depression. Its main function is acting as an earned retirement plan, where part of an employee’s paycheck is put into a fund while the employer matches up to a certain percentage. The fund can then be accessed after the individual retires. Social Security usually ends up being the main source of income for retired individuals, and millions of people in the United States would be in poverty without it. The program also offers disability and survivor benefits.  

Now Republicans want to take away this very important safety net so that they can keep getting their salaries, benefits and power. Don’t let them.