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Trump considering slashing Medicare and social security -- after $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich






Trump considering slashing Medicare and social security after $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich


https://www.salon.com/2019/08/24/trump-considering-slashing-medicare-and-social-security-after-1-5-trillion-tax-cut-for-the-rich_partner/



The budget deficit is set to surpass $1 trillion in 2020 thanks in large part to Trump's tax cuts and trade war


August 24, 2019 12:29PM (UTC)


This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely.

After exploding the federal budget deficit with over a trillion dollars in tax cuts for the rich and massive corporations, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering using his possible second term in the White House to slash Medicare and Social Security the final part of a two-step plan progressives have been warning about since before the GOP tax bill passed Congress in 2017.

The New York Times reported this week that, with the budget deficit set to surpass $1 trillion in 2020 thanks in large part to Trump's tax cuts and trade war, Republicans and right-wing groups are pressuring the president to take a sledgehammer to Social Security and Medicare, widely popular programs Trump vowed not to touch during his 2016 campaign.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told the Times that his party has discussed cutting Medicare and Social Security with Trump and said the president has expressed openness to the idea.

"We've brought it up with President Trump, who has talked about it being a second-term project," said Barrasso.................................

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riversedge Aug 24 OP
dhill926 Aug 24 #1
dflprincess Aug 24 #2
democratisphere Aug 24 #3
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emmaverybo Aug 24 #6
Skittles Aug 24 #7
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:33 PM

1. Please proceed, fuckstick...

a landslide will result...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:38 PM

2. The Democrats need to jump all over this

and they need to remind people that SS & Medicare have their own funding sources and do not contribute to the deficit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:39 PM

3. It will result in drumpf et al receiving a one way express ticket

out of the Oval Office.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:58 PM

4. It's not just Trump. That was McConnell/Ryan/Boehner/Kochs/GOP's plan for years now.

The entire GOP was on board with un-paid-for, deficit-ballooning tax cuts NOT ONLY because it was a huge give away to the wealthiest, but ALSO to force the issue on beginning down the road to destruction of Medicare and Social Security.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:44 PM

5. Hmmm and the senior slayer Ryan is back in DC

Will there even be anything left as a benefit by the time I get it??? Or just a thanks for helping rich folks nothing left now we gave your investment to the fat cats

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:11 PM

6. We have ALL been warning about this, not only "progressives." Well, this will not help him in the GE

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:38 PM

7. which is why it is a "second term project"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 10:55 AM

8. A classic:



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:28 PM

9. As one who has worked and paid into this system with my hard earned savings for over 40 years,...

NO NO NO!

Time to nail Barrasso's a&& to the fence and all other like minded repugs...

Again, NO NO NO!!!

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