Over the course of 2020, the federal government spent a massive amount trying to deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic. Republicans and Democrats agreed that in the face of crisis, America needed to put the fire out first, worry about all the water they were using later. But in 2021, people are beginning to worry about these giant costs, especially coming on top of the existing federal debt. Republicans say it’s a looming problem, Democrats say that’s just an excuse to oppose progressive priorities. So who’s right? Or do they maybe both have a point? Manhattan Institute budget expert Brian Riedl explains in this edited transcript.
Joe Biden has warned that Donald Trump will “wipe out” Social Security if he wins a second term. The Democrat claimed the President’s proposed cuts to the payroll tax would be disastrous.
Democrat Joe Biden rebuked President Donald Trump’s stance on Social Security funding just days after an ad in Florida accused Trump of misusing Social Security funds to provide coronavirus relief in the absence of new legislation from Congress, whose negotiations have recently failed.
Trump's budget tries to pay for his tax cut for wealthy and corporations by slashing funding to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability.
Trump was asked at Davos if cutting entitlements will ever be on his plate, and he said they will be if he wins a second term.
The best chance of shifting America’s popular mind might be to focus on these campaign promises, keeping the conversation on what Trump has done. Has he worked for the American people? Or is he working for Trump and lining his own pockets?
Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tried to use the failed Republican tax cuts for the rich to guilt Democrats into cutting Social Security and Medicare to lower the deficit.
For their next act of malevolence after voting to take away health care from 24 million people, House Republicans are plotting to cut $500 billion from Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment benefits in 2018.
"There are ways that we can not only allow the president to keep his promise, but to help him keep his promise by fixing (cutting) some of these programs."
Democratic Senators Charles E. Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Elizabeth Warren busting Senate Republicans for trying to secretly jam through the confirmation of a person who is trying to privatize Social Security to serve on the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees.
Lewandowski repeated a Trump campaign lie and said: “Donald Trump won the election campaign by the largest majority since Ronald Reagan in 1984.”
AARP should be more sensitive to its retired members who are vulnerable to ALEC-supported legislative efforts to eliminate Social Security.
The GOP has been attempting to privatize or cut Social Security since the beginning of time, whether it's through the actions of Republican presidents or right-wing budgets proposed in Congress.
The Democratic Party, on the other hand, just finished drafting a 2016 platform that vowed to expand Social Security.
"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.’"
"It is appalling that Social Security support is being skimmed to feed into an out-of-control student debt machine."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding Social Security and Medicare cuts in exchange for his vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Kasich dismissed criticism of his attitude as "silly" and said "difficult" changes are necessary in order to stabilize Social Security
The recent revelation of a House Freedom Caucus 'questionnaire for prospective candidates for the Speakers' position clears up why Republicans are terrified of being Speaker, and why there is no good outcome as long as Cruz's House Freedom Caucus is allowed to exist.