DSCC Falsely Attacks Daines on Social Security

In a TV ad, a Democratic committee falsely claims Sen. Steve Daines of Montana is “pushing a plan” that could “end Social Security benefits by 2023.” He’s not.

The ad is confusing Daines’ support for eliminating the Social Security payroll tax only for the rest of 2020 with a government analysis of hypothetical legislation permanently terminating that payroll tax in 2021.

The press secretary for the senator’s office, Miles Novak, told FactCheck.org in an email: “Senator Daines does not support permanently eliminating payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. Senator Daines called for a temporary payroll tax cut only for Social Security and only through the remainder of the year, with the Social Security trust funds replenished through a transfer from the General Fund of the Treasury, as was done with the payroll tax cuts signed into law by President Obama.”

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released

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