Pelosi Statement on Senator McConnell’s Plan to Cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Due to GOP Budget Deficits

Oct 16, 2018
Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security because of the ballooning deficits created by the GOP Tax Scam:

“Like clockwork, Republicans in Congress are setting in motion their plan to destroy the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that seniors and families rely on, just months after they exploded the deficit by $2 trillion with their Tax Scam for the rich.  

“In budget after budget, Congressional Republicans have exposed their cynical agenda: give massive, unpaid-for handouts to further enrich big corporations shipping jobs overseas and the wealthiest 1 percent, and stick seniors, children and families with the bill.  Under the GOP’s twisted agenda, we can afford tax cuts for billionaires, but not the benefits our seniors have earned.

“The American people deserve a government that fights for them.  Democrats are For The People: lowering health costs and the price of prescription drugs, increasing pay and driving strong growth by rebuilding America, and cleaning up corruption to make Washington work for the people.”

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