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‘Global financial meltdown’: GOP plans ‘catastrophic default’ if Dems don’t cut Social Security and Medicare, critics warn - RawStory.com

‘Global financial meltdown’: GOP plans ‘catastrophic default’ if Dems don’t cut Social Security and Medicare, critics warn - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Top House Republicans are planning to threaten to shut down the U.S. Government by refusing to raise the debt ceiling next year in a scheme to force Democrats to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, should they win the House in November critics warn, pointing to a Bloomberg report.

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Republicans Promise To Slash Medicare And Social Security — But Keep Tax Cuts - NationalMemo.com

Republicans Promise To Slash Medicare And Social Security — But Keep Tax Cuts - NationalMemo.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Republicans in Congress are pushing plans for their most unpopular ideas, even as the party faces major challenges in upcoming elections.
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Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post

Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

In a new polling memo, the Center for American Progress Action Fund argues that this is a fight Democrats should want to have. The memo points out that social programs poll extremely well and that we’ve seen recently how much GOP attacks on those programs motivate voters. Health care was a central issue propelling Democrat Ralph Northam to victory in the Virginia governor’s race in November, and the Republicans’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act produced a huge backlash in large part because of the millions of Americans they wanted to toss off Medicaid.

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Graham confirms Republicans would go after Social Security, Medicare if they get a Senate majority - DailyKos.com

Graham confirms Republicans would go after Social Security, Medicare if they get a Senate majority - DailyKos.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham held a debate about the economy Monday at the the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Massachusetts, aired on Fox Nation.

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Trump’s Budget Would Balloon Deficit, Slash Social Safety Net – Talking Points Memo

Trump’s Budget Would Balloon Deficit, Slash Social Safety Net – Talking Points Memo | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The president’s spending outline for the first time acknowledges that the Republican tax overhaul passed last year would add billions to the deficit and not “pay for itself” as Trump and his Republican allies asserted. If enacted as proposed, though no presidential budget ever is, the plan would establish an era of $1 trillion-plus yearly deficits.

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Trump Supports Cutting Social Security From A ‘Moral Standpoint,’ Report Says - The Huffington Post

Trump Supports Cutting Social Security From A ‘Moral Standpoint,’ Report Says - The Huffington Post | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Donald Trump supposedly told House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) he supports cutting Social Security but will not admit it publicly because it would hurt his election chances, according to a report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
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