Senate Democrats are exposing Donald Trump real agenda by hitting the president-elect hard for filling his cabinet with people who are committed to cutting Social Security and Medicare.
In a statement, Democrats called out Trump for filling his cabinet with people who are committed to doing the opposite of what he promised:
Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to the American people that he wouldn’t cut Social Security and Medicare, he has consistently named nominees to his Cabinet with long track records of opposing both vital programs. Last Friday, the President-elect filled out his Cabinet with yet another strident opponent of Social Security and Medicare, Congressman Mick Mulvaney, who in 2011 said to Fox News that “We need to end Medicare as we know it.” Mulvaney joins a long list, including fellow Republican Congressman Tom Price, in a proposed Cabinet filled with architects of the “war on seniors.”
Incoming Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed that Democrats wouldn’t let Trump declare war on seniors and working families, “If Republicans in the Cabinet or in Congress declare a war on seniors and working families, Democrats will not let them win that fight. “Rigging the cabinet with Medicare and Social Security opponents is wrong, pits Republicans against the wishes of the American people, and Democrats in the Senate intend to hold the President-elect to his promise to not cut these vital programs.”
Trump promised to protect Social Security and Medicare, but Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) suggested that Trump’s vision is to replace Medicare with private insurance, “President-elect Trump has made clear with his Cabinet selections that he has no interest in fulfilling his campaign promise to protect the benefits that seniors and families have earned. Their vision for our country is shaping up to be one in which the Medicare guarantee could be replaced with private insurance that costs seniors much more, and where the promise of Social Security is eliminated. This is absolutely the wrong direction for our country—and Democrats are going to be ready to fight back every step of the way.”
Most Americans aren’t paying attention yet, but Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has had his eye on privatizing Medicare for years. Ryan has already proposed a health care plan that turns Medicare into Obamacare. The American people are going to be in for a big shock when Republicans put their agenda into action.
Medicare and Social Security are beloved programs, and Democrats are going to fight tooth and nail to make sure that Donald Trump doesn’t hurt America’s seniors and working families.