GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan announced this week that House Republicans will be making it their sole mission to cut spending on Medicare, Medicaid and welfare programs next year, as a way to pay for Trump and the GOP’s tax plan, if it passes.
The major purpose of these cuts to vital social services is to help trim the federal deficit. The deficit is going to rise if Trump and the GOP’s tax plan passes because it will give rich Americans a huge tax cut, and they do in fact pay most of the tax that the government collects. This is why folks were so worried about the GOP’s tax plan, because people barely making it paycheck to paycheck will suffer, while those worth millions will now be worth even more.
“We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit,” Speaker Ryan said during an interview on a talk radio show. He claimed on the show that healthcare entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid, “are the big drivers of debt, so we spend more time on the health-care entitlements, because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”
During the campaign, Trump promised not to cut Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security, but Ryan has said he’s been speaking privately with Trump, and that Trump is starting to “warm” to cutting these programs he promised not to touch. “I think the president is understanding choice and competition works everywhere, especially in Medicare,” Ryan said.
Top GOP leaders are also out parading this idea with Ryan, such as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Senator Marco Rubio, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch. This is definitely their main goal for next year, assuming they get this tax cut passed.
It’s still unclear how deep these crooks plan to cut Medicare, Medicaid and welfare programs, but any cut is too much, especially with the current financial state of the country. Trump can brag about the stock market all he wants, but that doesn’t help the average American at all.
The cost of living, healthcare, and even leisure, are all rising on a quarterly basis. Americans are barely making it as is, so how are folks who are on a fixed income supposed to handle cuts to their assistance? The worst part is that it’s not like we are at war, or are experiencing some kind of resource shortage, and that’s why we need to make difficult cuts. No, the only reason we are even mentioning these cuts, is because the GOP wants to cut the taxes of the rich.