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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:17 PM

Marco Rubio: After giving a tax cut to the rich, GOP will cut Social Security and Medicare

Advocates for seniors and the middle class have been warning for weeks that the Republican drive to cut taxes for the wealthy is the prelude to a larger attack on Social Security and Medicare.

In a videotaped interview with two Politico reporters Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the quiet parts out loud. Asked by interviewers Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman how to address the federal deficit, he replied: “We have to do two things. We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future.” (A video of Rubio’s appearance is here, with his remarks on Social Security and Medicare beginning at the 21:45 mark.)

The only thing that’s new here is the explicit admission by a Republican officeholder that this is the GOP’s master plan to eviscerate the welfare and retirement of American workers. Budget analysts have seen it coming with all the subtlety of a freight train. As we reported earlier this month, the damage begins with the so-called Paygo law (for “pay as you go”), which requires Congress to offset any increase in the federal deficit with spending cuts. The law limits Medicare cuts to 4% of its budget per year, or $25 billion of its $625-billion budget.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-gop-social-security-20171130-story.html

WaPo article here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/gop-eyes-post-tax-cut-changes-to-welfare-medicare-and-social-security/?utm_term=.2b84a75ef194

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LeftInTX Dec 2017 OP
mia Dec 2017 #1
still_one Dec 2017 #2
herding cats Dec 2017 #3
davekriss Dec 2017 #4
Mariana Dec 2017 #7
FreeStateDemocrat Dec 2017 #8
shanny Dec 2017 #5
mia Dec 2017 #6

Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:19 PM

1. So is Marco Rubio going to vote against the GOP tax bill? n/t

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Response to mia (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:30 PM

2. hmmmm, that would be interesting indeed. His constiuients utilize the programs they are going after

so he should represent them.

I will be surprised if he votes against it though



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Response to mia (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:33 PM

3. He was actually defending the bill, and slipped up and admitted the truth of it. nt

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:38 PM

4. You know, since the Tea Bag voting public...

...don’t even understand that Medicare is a federal government program, they’ll get what they deserve. Unfortunately, their extreme ignorance of reality means the rest of us have to suffer, too.

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Response to davekriss (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:49 PM

7. Even the ones who do understand it

figure it won't ever affect them. They're probably correct about that. Cuts and changes will take place in the future or the current recipients will be grandfathered in and be able to remain with the current system. They don't give a fuck about the rest of us.

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Response to davekriss (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:54 PM

8. The media allows the pukes to frame their heinous behavior with bullshit and never calls them

 

down on their fucking nefarious evasion of facts. The majority of the voters in Florida belong in a bag of hammers since they elected this slimy snake.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:42 PM

5. And this guy thinks he's smart enough

 

to be President. smdh

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