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Republican congressional candidate Robert Healey, Jr. (Photo: New Jersey Globe).

Healey lambastes Kim over Social Security woes

NJ-3 candidate says shoring up Social Security funds is an ‘immediate national priority’

By Joey Fox, June 21 2022 2:31 pm

Congressional candidate Bob Healey Jr., who won the Republican nomination for New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district two weeks ago, released a statement today hitting Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) and President Joe Biden for anticipated shortfalls in Social Security payments.

“It’s incomprehensible that a program that provides the most basic support to almost one in five Americans is in financial jeopardy,” Healey said. “The Democrat-controlled Congress dithers with its woke agenda while America goes broke.”

According to a report released earlier this month by the Social Security and Medicare trustees, Social Security’s funds will only be able to continue distributing full payments through 2034, after which point Americans will start receiving reduced payments – unless Congress acts to shore up the fund. 

Healey said that bringing Social Security back to solvency should be Kim’s and Biden’s focus, rather than the Build Back Better legislation that has so far failed to pass Congress.

“Spending is a never-ending 24/7 exercise for Democrats like Congressman Kim, who irresponsibly pushed Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ program with an estimated cost to taxpayers of more than $2 trillion in additional spending,” Healey said. “Back to basics needs to be the mission now for members of Congress.”

Healey is the underdog against Kim, who was first elected in 2018 to a district that was made significantly more Democratic by congressional redistricting. National Republicans still see some promise in the race, however, and have added Healey to their “Young Guns” program for top-tier congressional candidates.

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