The White House released its budget proposal today with plans to enact “steep reductions” in safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid, children’s health insurance, Social Security’s disability benefits, nutrition assistance and more. After the GOP tax law passed in 2017 exploded the deficit and added nearly $2 trillion to the national debt, Washington Republicans are now trying to reduce the deficit on the backs of America’s seniors and most vulnerable by slashing spending on critical programs.
Senate Republicans who will be facing voters in November have been part of “longstanding GOP efforts” to dramatically reduce federal spending on earned benefits and have built their own lengthy records in Washington of supporting efforts to gut programs like Medicare and Social Security.
“The White House’s budget blueprint is a plan that reflects Republican priorities in 2020 — keep attacking vital programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “What’s more alarming is that Republican incumbents already have records of rewarding their big donors while supporting spending cuts to programs that provide health care and economic security to our nation’s seniors and most vulnerable.”
Check out our DSCC cheat sheets on vulnerable Republicans supporting efforts to gut earned benefits programs:
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