A new report from Iowa Starting Line reveals that after voting for a corporate tax giveaway that added $2 trillion to the national debt, Senator Joni Ernst is blaming earned benefits like Social Security and Medicare for “out of control” spending, and went on to admit “all” Republicans agree.
Last year, Senator Ernst was caught advocating that lawmakers discuss their plans to cut Social Security “behind closed doors so we’re not being scrutinized.” Now, it appears she did exactly that — using a closed-door fundraiser to confirm her commitment to cutting the benefits Iowans rely on.
The new report comes as President Trump pushes hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security disability benefits — the latest development in the “longstanding” efforts by Ernst and Washington Republicans to gut and undermine these critical programs.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Iowa Starting Line: Ernst Audio: Spending On Programs Like Medicare ‘Out Of Control’
By Elizabeth Meyer
February 12, 2020
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Here’s what Senator Ernst has said in the past about putting benefits like Social Security on the chopping block (but only behind closed doors):
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