President Biden dampened the boom on congressional Republicans trying to cut Social Security and Medicare.
Video of Biden speaking at a DNC event:
Biden said during a speech on Friday:
Already 158 House Republicans are signing the Republican budget that would already cut Medicare and Social Security. Senate Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida has proposed a plan to chop Social Security every five years. I know it sounds, but I really mean it. Go on the internet and see they created the platform.
According to the Senate, Congress will vote every five years to cut or abolish Social Security or put it back the way it is. How do you assess the prospects of things going back to the way they are? You’ve been paying into Social Security since you got your first paycheck.
Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, as my mother would say, God bless his soul. He thinks waiting five years is too long, and he wants to cut back on Social Security every year. If Congress doesn’t vote to keep it, then it goes away. Choosing a requirement to keep it now, remember he doesn’t just want to set up Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid benefits, every federal benefit stands up and has to be reconciled every year.
In 46 days, America will face it when the Republicans control Congress. Social Security will be on the chopping block, but if you support the Democrats, Social Security will be protected. I will not let any MAGA Republican take it away.
When Republicans thought there was going to be a red wave, they started making all kinds of big talk about right-wing dreams and wish lists like cutting Social Security. At the time, Biden was quiet. When Republicans went from whispering they were going to cut Social Security to writing it down and saying it publicly, the President pounced.
Biden and the Democrats have a ready-made argument, complete with evidence from the mouths of Republicans that they intend to cut Social Security and Medicare, and the President has delivered the sting clean and clear to voters.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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