Pelosi Statement on Larry Kudlow Admitting to New GOP Plan to Slash Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security

Sep 19, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s hand-picked Director of the National Economic Council, said that Republicans would move to cut ‘the larger entitlements… probably next year’:

“Yet again, a top GOP official has blurted out the truth of Republicans’ plan to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they control Congress next year.  From Larry Kudlow disclosing the coming GOP assault on Medicare and Social Security to Vice President Pence’s declaration that a GOP Congress will once again try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans will do everything they can to destroy the pillars of health and retirement security in America. 

“In budget after budget, House Republicans have made their plan perfectly clear: add trillions to the deficit with the GOP tax scam for the rich, and then slash the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security families and seniors rely on.  Under the twisted GOP agenda, we can afford to give multi-billion dollar tax breaks to Big Pharma, but seniors struggling to make ends meet need to pay more for their health care. 

“While Republicans enrich the wealthiest 1 percent and undermine seniors and hard-working Americans, Democrats are fighting For The People: lower health costs and prescription drug prices, raise worker’s wages, and clean up corruption to make Washington work for the American people.”

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