With Trump now open to cuts to earned benefits programs, Loeffler must answer why she has pledged to back Trump and Republicans’ toxic plans “100%”
ATLANTA — Yesterday, as President Donald Trump signaled support for reckless cuts to critical earned benefits programs that older Georgians rely on, “political mega-donor” Kelly Loeffler continues to stand with him and Washington Republicans’ disastrous agenda “100%.”
Trump’s announcement that cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will be “on his plate” fits perfectly with Republicans’ reckless agenda on earned benefits programs that Loeffler has promised to be “100% supportive of.” In fact, Trump’s budget plan has already called for slashing nearly $2 trillion from programs like Medicare and Medicaid and cutting billions from Social Security.
This all comes after Republicans stacked nearly $2 trillion onto the national debt to pay for their corporate tax handout that gives 83% of its benefits to the richest 1% — and actually increased economic inequality while doing next to nothing to grow the economy. Now, Trump and Senate Republicans are ready to stick middle-class families and older Georgians with the bill for their special interest tax giveaway.
Despite the damage these massively unpopular cuts to earned benefits programs could inflict on families across the country, Loeffler has still pledged to support Republicans’ agenda “100%.” With the president now revealing Republicans plan on cutting these vital programs, it’s time for Loeffler to answer why she continues to put Washington Republicans’ radical agenda above middle-class Georgians’ well-being.
“Kelly Loeffler is ready to be ‘100% supportive of’ the president and Washington Republicans, but she’s clearly not willing to stand behind middle-class families and the critical earned benefits programs they paid into,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgia families worked hard for programs like Social Security and Medicare, and they deserve a senator who will work just as hard to protect them, not support an agenda ‘100%’ that threatens to cut these vital earned benefits.”