Trump Has Tried To Cut Social Security And Medicare Every Year — Now He’s At It Again
August 12, 2020
Yesterday, when asked about Trump’s plan to permanently eliminate the tax that funds Social Security and Medicare, Kellyanne Conway dodged the question and lied that Trump has lived up to his promise not to touch these vital programs.
Yesterday, Kellyanne Conway said that Trump will continue to make good on his promise not to touch Social Security and Medicare.
CONWAY: “As a candidate, as president, Donald J. Trump has said he is not touching entitlements and of course, Medicare, he’s made good on that, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid… He will continue to make good on his five-year promise now to not touch Social Security and Medicare.”
At a tele-town hall last night, Trump once again made clear that he plans to rescind the tax that funds Social Security and Medicare.
TRUMP: “If we win … the payroll tax will be rescinded.”
Trump has proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare every year.
Trump’s FY21 budget proposal called for a net Medicare cut of $480 billion.
Trump’s FY21 budget called for $24 billion in cuts to Social Security programs.
Trump’s FY20 budget proposed cutting $575 billion from Medicare.
Trump’s FY20 budget proposed a $26 billion cut to Social Security programs.
Trump’s FY19 budget proposed $72.5 billion in cuts to SSDI and Supplemental Security Income.
Trump’s FY19 budget proposed cutting Medicare spending by $554 billion.
Trump’s FY18 budget called for a $70 billion cut to SSDI benefits.