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🚨NEW: Ron Johnson Calls To “Upend” Social Security & Medicare 🚨

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “A move that could upend guaranteed benefits relied upon by millions of Americans”
Wisconsin State Journal: “Ron Johnson calls for turning Social Security, Medicare into discretionary spending programs”

Ron Johnson is getting called out for new remarks where he “calls for turning Social Security, Medicare into discretionary spending programs” – “a move that could upend guaranteed benefits relied upon by millions of Americans.”

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ron Johnson calls for subjecting Medicare and Social Security to annual budget talks
By Bill Glauber
August 2, 2022

  • Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson indicated Tuesday that Medicare and Social Security should be subjected to annual budget deliberations, a move that could upend guaranteed benefits relied upon by millions of Americans.
  • Johnson suggested that he seeks to turn everything in the federal budget into discretionary spending — including Social Security and Medicare.
  • His likely Democratic rival in the November election, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, slammed Johnson’s comments.
  • “Self-serving, multimillionaire senator Ron Johnson wants to strip working people of the Social Security and Medicare they’ve earned. Wisconsinites pay into Social Security through a lifetime of hard work, and they’re counting on this program and Medicare – but Ron Johnson just doesn’t care,” Barnes said in a statement.
  • In the past, Johnson has called Social Security a “Ponzi Scheme.”

Wisconsin State Journal: Ron Johnson calls for turning Social Security, Medicare into discretionary spending programs
By Alexander Shur
August 2, 2022

  • Sen. Ron Johnson on Tuesday called for turning every government program into discretionary spending programs, meaning Congress would have to allocate funding for the programs each year.
  • Programs like Social Security and Medicare are mandatory spending programs, which don’t need congressional authorization every year. Social Security and many other mandatory spending programs are indefinitely in effect.
  • “What’s mandatory are things like Social Security and Medicare,” Johnson said on the Regular Joe show Monday. “If you qualify for the entitlement, you just get it no matter what the cost. And our problem in this country is that more than 70% of our federal budget, of our federal spending, is all mandatory spending. It’s on automatic pilot. It never, you just don’t do proper oversight. You don’t get in there and fix the programs going bankrupt, it’s just on automatic pilot. What we ought to be doing is we ought to turn everything into discretionary spending so it’s all evaluated so that we can fix problems or fix programs that are broken.”

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