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After stacking nearly $2 trillion onto the national debt, Republicans join Perdue in threatening cuts to earned benefits programs for middle-class families
ATLANTA — Yesterday, Senator David Perdue received new support for his push to put earned benefits program on the chopping block: President Donald Trump backed calls to put Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the table for cuts.
Perdue has a long history of trying to chip away at earned benefits programs that older Georgians rely on. He’s previously railed against critical earned benefits that middle-class families have worked hard for, saying spending on programs like “Social Security and Medicare” is “the problem” and blaming them for “causing this debt.”
Of course, Perdue’s calling to put these critical programs on the chopping block after he voted for a deficit-busting corporate tax giveaway that added nearly $2 trillion to the national debt — and did even more damage to these earned benefit programs as it “trimmed a year of solvency from the primary Medicare trust fund and had a negative effect on the Social Security trust fund.”
Now, with the president’s previous budget proposal already calling for nearly $2 trillion in cuts to programs like Medicare and Medicaid and billions from Social Security, Perdue has found yet another ally in Washington for his crusade attacking vital earned benefits programs for middle-class families and older Georgians.
“Yesterday’s announcement by the president that he’s open to cutting crucial earned benefits programs brings Senator David Perdue one step closer to his long-held goal of putting programs like Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead of standing up for middle-class families and the benefits they’ve worked hard for, Perdue and his Washington Republican allies continue to prove they’re always willing to put corporate tax breaks and their radical, reckless agenda ahead of everyday Georgians.”
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