DeSantis Calls For Social Security Changes

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is one of the key presidential candidates in the 2024 Republican primary race, argued that changes will need to be made to Social Security in order to ensure that the program continues to be “viable” for future generations. On Sunday, during an appearance on Fox News’s Mediabuzz, DeSantis argued that seniors should not be affected by the changes to Social Security.

During the interview, DeSantis, who is considered to be former President Donald Trump’s biggest challenger for the 2024 Republican nomination, was questioned about the support he had previously expressed about privatizing Social Security and increasing the retirement age to 70. In response, DeSantis said that they were going to ensure that Social Security is protected for seniors. He then argued that his grandmother, who passed away at the age of 91, had been completely reliant on Social Security, which was her only source of income. As he pointed out this is the reality for millions of seniors across the nation.

DeSantis argued that while some people are claiming that they would cut funds for seniors, he defended himself claiming that this was not the case. Instead, the changes he was planning to make were for those who are in their 30s or 40s currently. These changes would be focused on ensuring the long-term viability of this program. He added that it was necessary to ensure that the program was preserved for seniors in the country as many of them relied on it.

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