For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]
Washington Republicans Float Leah Vukmir-Backed Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid Cuts
MADISON -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has said that Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid cuts are "certainly on the table," and now Washington Republicans are calling for deep cuts to the programs in order to pay for deficit increases caused by the Vukmir-supported Republican tax law that sends 83 percent of benefits to the richest 1 percent and large corporations like Pfizer, Exxon, and Wells Fargo.
In a new interview, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell complained about the trillion-dollar deficit increase that was caused by the Republican tax law, claiming that he believes that the "real drivers" of the debt are "Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid."
Here's how McConnell and Vukmir's proposed deep cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid would impact Wisconsinites:
- Social Security: More than 1.2 million Wisconsinites are Social Security beneficiaries.
- Medicare: More than 1 million Wisconsin seniors count on Medicare.
- Medicaid/BadgerCare: 5 in 9 Wisconsin nursing home residents and 1 in 3 Wisconsin kids are covered by Medicaid.
Read more -- MSNBC: McConnell eyes cuts to Medicare, Social Security to address deficit