GOP Sticks to Demands for Social Security & Medicare Cuts

2017-07-10T16:09:26+00:00October 20th, 2015|Budget, Medicare, Social Security|

As the days and weeks pass, with the GOP Congress still unable to find anyone willing to be Speaker of a chaotic House, the party remains committed to one thing.  They won’t agree to extend the debt limit or any of the other critical budget deadline looming without getting cuts to Social Security and Medicare.  Politico reports:

“…that means entitlement reform, which is where the big money is,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.). “We got our feet wet on the [Medicare doc fix]. We ought to get a little more wet. We’re up ankle deep. Maybe we ought to go waist deep.”

As a reminder, the Medicare “doc fix” passed earlier this year cut benefits for millions of beneficiaries.  Apparently, GOP leaders see that as just the beginning…