Saturday, October 20, 2018
McConnell Reminds Retirees What They Have to Lose in November
October 17th, 2018
As if to remind us what is at stake with three weeks to go until election day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled-down on the GOP’s promises to ‘reform’ Social Security and Medicare, which really means cut and privatize. His comments came on the heels of a Treasury Department announcement that the federal budget deficit grew to nearly $780 billion during President Trump’s first full fiscal year in office, due largely to GOP tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations enacted at the end of 2017.
Nevertheless, in a television interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, McConnell perpetuated the convenient untruth that Social Security and Medicare are the main drivers of the debt.