December 7, 2017

Next step: GOP attack on Medicare and other programs

Washington Post -  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said that congressional Republicans will aim next year to reduce spending on both federal health care and anti-poverty programs, citing the need to reduce America's deficit...

Ryan said that he believes he has begun convincing President Trump in their private conversations about the need to rein in Medicare, the federal health program that primarily insures the elderly. As a candidate, Trump vowed not to cut spending on Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. (Ryan also suggested congressional Republicans were unlikely to try changing Social Security, because the rules of the Senate forbid changes to the program through reconciliation — the procedure the Senate can use to pass legislation with only 50 votes.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Republicans are really disgusting. Altering the tax code to give more money to the rich while planning to dismantle assistance to the elderly.

Just imagine if the United States had a strong political party which could offer an alternative vision for the country. People would flock to their banner.

But, alas, there is no such party.