Monday, December 19, 2016

GOP's insidious plan to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Hartmann and a caller below discuss how the new Secretary of Health and Human Services plans to cut all of these programs. They reference the Center for American Progress's (CAP) report on this here. Basically the plan it to tie those programs to the debt. If the debt goes above projections for a given year then those programs take automatic cuts. That means that Congress won't have to vote on such cuts so it's an insidious way to get the cuts without taking obvious responsibility. And knowing Republican economics, which reduces taxes on the rich and corporations, budgets cannot be met with such reduced revenue. So the wealthy get by with paying little to no taxes to support such programs and they get automatically cut. Sneaky, underhanded, unethical, greedy and despicable basket of deplorables indeed. The Twamp dwellers have been fooled again.

See the CAP link above for the specific details.

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