Social Security

 

Not much to add to this. Via RawStory:

At a town hall meeting on Fox News Thursday, President Donald Trump acknowledged that his administration intends to cut Social Security and Medicare.

“We — when these trade deals kick in, you know this economy is the best economy we’ve ever had. It’s nothing to what it’s going to be when the trade deals kick in,” said Trump.

“But if you don’t cut something in entitlements, you’ll never really deal with that,” said the questioner.

“We’ll be cutting, but we’re also going to have growth like you’ve never had before,” said Trump.

Ah. Just what you want in the middle of a reelection campaign and a deadly pandemic outbreak.

video clip originally captured by Pod Save America.

Oh yeah...there's also this:

Four days ago, from Trump Administration Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Administrator, Seema Verma:

No, the Trump administration is not cutting Medicaid. https://t.co/bk5uMMKof4

— Administrator Seema Verma (@SeemaCMS) February 6, 2020

(sigh) Honestly not sure why I'm bothering posting this. Anyone who doesn't understand that the only promises Trump keeps are the racist, xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic, antisemitic and corrupt ones by this point is either a complete idiot or willfully ignorant:

The Trump administration wants to slash billions of dollars in federal support from Medicaid, food stamps and other safety net programs for the poor, while largely sparing the Medicare program that benefits seniors.