Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Entitlements' Next

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Entitlements' Next

Article excerpt

When the deficit goes up under Donald Trump's tax plan, who will be responsible? It's not going to be Mr. Trump. He takes credit only for anything positive. So when regular folks see their taxes increase because they lost their exemptions, they will turn on Republicans so that this will get reversed? Oh no, these tax cuts for the wealthy will stay.

You see, when the deficit starts rising fast, the first thing the GOP will do is rush to "entitlement reform," or cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Medicaid will already be gone since they want to block-grant that to death.

The budget is basically four parts: defense, Social Security, Medicare-Medicaid and interest on the debt. The rest is peanuts. So when the deficit balloons - and it will -the Republicans will tell us they have to cut those programs, except defense. …

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