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Published On: Thu, Jan 8th, 2015

Elizabeth Warren use social media to target GOP over disability, social security

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking the battle to the GOP, blasting House Republicans for making a “ridiculous” move that “threatens” Social Security just hours after she started a new phase of her career as a member of the Senate’s minority party.

Elizabeth Warren is speaking against the recent legislation affecting social secuirty and disabilitiy accounts photo donkeyhotey  donkeyhotey.wordpress.com

Elizabeth Warren is speaking against the recent legislation affecting social secuirty and disabilitiy accounts
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On her Facebook page, Warren linked to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that spelled out how a rule the House of Representatives approved could cause a “sudden, one-fifth cut” in benefits to those who rely on disability insurance.

The legislation would prevent fund transfers from the Social Security Trust Fund to the Disability Trust Fund, a maneuver that the CBPP said has occurred frequently in the past with little controversy.

“We can’t turn our backs on the promises we’ve made to our families, friends, and neighbors who need our help the most,” Warren wrote on a Facebook post.

She also tweeted out the following messages to her 142,000 followers:

Warren didn’t address the issue during her Wednesday speech at the AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages in Washington.

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