D.C. Republicans Tout Leah Vukmir-Backed Social Security and Medicare Cuts

Aug 20, 2018

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

Washington Republicans Tout Leah Vukmir-Backed Social Security and Medicare Cuts 

1.2 million Wisconsinites are Social Security beneficiaries, while more than 1 million Wisconsin seniors count on Medicare

MADISON — Washington Republicans are yet again talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare, something that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has advocated for months.

The proposed cuts are part of a larger giveaway to Vukmir’s corporate special interest backers, as Vukmir wants to cut the programs to pay for the Republican tax law, which sends more than 80 percent of benefits to the richest Americans and large corporations, including Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Wall Street giants.

Last week, Wisconsin nurses held events across the state to highlight Vukmir’s support for cuts to vital health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid, the latter of which covers 3 in 5 Wisconsin nursing home residents. 

Here’s how Vukmir and Washington Republicans’ proposed cuts could impact Wisconsinites: