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Trump admits he’ll be ‘cutting’ Social Security — but here’s what he really revealed – Raw Story

Trump admits he’ll be ‘cutting’ Social Security — but here’s what he really revealed – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

During a Fox News town hall Thursday night, President Donald Trump finally admitted what many have long feared — that he plans to push for serious cuts to entitlements, which includes Social Security and Medicare.

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White House budget to propose ‘savage’ cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — while hiking Pentagon and wall funds – AlterNet.org

White House budget to propose ‘savage’ cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — while hiking Pentagon and wall funds – AlterNet.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

This budget is Trump's pledge that as long as he stays in office, slashing Social Security, Medicaid, and whatever's left of SNAP will remain a White House priority."

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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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Ernst and Trump Set Sights on Medicare, Social Security Cuts - American-Ledger.com

Ernst and Trump Set Sights on Medicare, Social Security Cuts - American-Ledger.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

IA Sen. Joni Ernst’s recent admission that she wants to cut social security behind closed doors seems to have struck a chord with President Donald Trump, who, in an interview with CNBC in January flagrantly expressed his intention to gut Social Security and Medicare if reelected to a second term.

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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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