The Senate’s new majority leader has been true to his word…Mitch McConnell still won’t talk about his plans for Social Security and Medicare, even now that he’s been re-elected and will serve as the new leader of the Senate.
However, House Speaker John Boehner has no problem laying out the GOP plan. There are no real surprises here, it’s basically the GOP/Ryan Budget version 4 (or 5, we’ve lost count) which has only avoided full passage because of the formerly Democrat-controlled Senate. As usual, lowering corporate tax rates while cutting Social Security and Medicare are items #1 and #2 of the GOP 5 point plan. Lower taxes for businesses, Couponcare for seniors and raising the retirement age for Social Security are now back on the table with the Republican-led Congress.
Is anyone really surprised?