July 17, 2016

Trump tells Ryan he's for cutting Social Security

Liberal America

Bloomberg is reporting that when the GOP nominee met with Paul Ryan on May 12, he told the House Speaker that he does indeed favor cutting Social Security, but he’s afraid to say so publicly because it would doom his chances in November. Bloomberg cites an unnamed source who was in the room when the meeting was held. According to the source, Trump told Ryan: “From a moral standpoint, I believe in it. But you also have to get elected. And there’s no way a Republican is going to beat a Democrat when the Republican is saying, ‘We’re going to cut your Social Security’ and the Democrat is saying, ‘We’re going to keep it and give you more.’?”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

UNlike Bill Clinton who said he was against cutting Social Security but was perfectly willing to make a deal with Newt to do so or Barrack Obama who was willing to make a "Grand Bargain" with Boehner for cuts via reducing the inflation index. Of course, now Barrack and Hillary are all in favor of expanding Social Security - until the next time they're against it.