Leah Vukmir: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Cuts "Certainly on the Table"

Dec 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
December 22, 2017
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org 

Leah Vukmir: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Cuts “Certainly on the Table”

Vukmir endorses Paul Ryan’s call for Republicans to target earned benefits programs

MADISON — State senator and right-wing corporate special interest shill Leah Vukmir has endorsed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s plans to slash millions of Americans’ earned benefits.

Asked at a Tuesday WisPolitics.com luncheon if she supported Republicans in Congress “going with what Paul Ryan’s talked about for years” in terms of targeting Medicare, Medicaid, and even Social Security, for cuts, Vukmir replied that: “I think that’s certainly on the table.” 

“State Senator Leah Vukmir has consistently sought to help billionaires and corporate special interests get even richer by championing policies that hurt working families,” said Brad Bainum, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. “Of course she agrees with Paul Ryan on slashing Medicare and other vital earned benefits programs that Wisconsinites count on.”


QUESTION: “So, what is the — what do you think is the next big task, then? You wouldn’t be there yet, but do you think the next big task for Congress is then going the entitlement route — going with what Paul Ryan’s talked about for years?”

VUKMIR: “I think that’s certainly on the table.”

Read more — The Capital Times: Leah Vukmir signals support for federal entitlement cuts championed by Paul Ryan.