ON VIDEO: Trump Breaks His Promise, Confirms He Wants to Slash Safety Net
January 22, 2020
Trump’s on video breaking his promise not to cut safety net programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Trump has already proposed cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from these vital programs.
Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Trump: “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. ”
Trump: “Now, also at stake in tomorrow’s election are your Medicare benefits. That’s a big deal. Democrats want to raid Medicare to find socialism. It won’t last long. Republicans will protect Medicare for our great seniors who have earned it.”
Trump: “Republicans stand for protecting Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid and strengthening the safety net for truly needy Americans.”
Trump’s latest budget proposal proposal would have cut hundreds of billions of dollars from these vital programs.
$845 billion from Medicare — Washington Post: ““Trump for the first time calls for cutting $845 billion from Medicare, the popular health care program for the elderly that in the past he had largely said he would protect.””
Nearly $1.5 trillion from Medicaid — Washington Post: “The spending plan calls for a cut of nearly $1.5 trillion in Medicaid over 10 years and for $1.2 trillion to be added for a new ‘Market Based Health Care Grant’ — that is, the block grants that would start in 2021. It also would eliminate funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has gone to about three dozen states over the past five years.”
$26 billion from Social Security — New York Times: “And Mr. Trump proposed spending $26 billion less on Social Security programs, the federal retirement program, including a $10 billion cut to the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which provides benefits to disabled workers.”