During a debate on February 19th, the GOP candidate in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional district, Rick Saccone, made clear he will back President Trump’s agenda straight down the line (District 18 debate between Lamb, Saccone featured sharp exchanges, Feb. 19, 2018). This means that Mr. Saccone agrees with the President’s broken promises to Pennsylvania seniors.
During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump insisted that he would never allow cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. But the president’s 2019 budget breaks all three promises by proposing a $64 billion reduction to the Social Security Disability program, more than $500 billion in reductions to Medicare, and upwards of $1 trillion dollars in cuts to Medicaid, which pays for more than half of all long-term care for older Pennsylvanians.
Candidate Conor Lamb supports preserving and improving these crucial programs for seniors, earning him the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. We urge voters to support Lamb and stop needless cuts to seniors’ financial and health security.
Max Richtman is President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare