Donald Trump Will Eventually Cut Social Security, Medicare, Republicans Say
During the campaign Donald Trump has said that he would not cut social security or Medicare benefits. However, reports said that congressional republicans believe that the United States president may eventually beak his promise.
Representative James Comer said that it is the congress' responsibility to address social security spending. He is looking forward to see what Donald Trump may propose in the future.
According to a report by Huffington Post, a number of congressmen have confidence in Mick Mulvaney, director of Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to write spending blueprints that will cut social security and Medicare.
On January, Mulvaney has emphasized that social security is a Ponzi scheme. He has reassured the republicans that will impress his views as OMB to Donald Trump.
Representative Justin Amash, member of the Freedom Caucus, hopes that the present administration will embrace measures to curb the spending on what the House has recommended. This includes cutting on social security and Medicare. Mick is a strong fiscal conservative and I hope he'll have some influence on the administration," Amash added.
Some believe that there will be changes in social security and Medicare budget when Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talked to Fox News. He had mentioned that changes will come but not just this year.
Donald Trump has promised not to cut social security and medicare healthcare for seniors nor medicare healthcare for the poor. Along with the preservation of these programs, the tax for middle class would aid retirees and working class Americans.
Mike Conaway, Agriculture Committee chairman, is a proponent of raising social security's retirement age for future retirees. Conaway believes that Donald Trump's administration will delay the discussion on this matter as it has a long list of other priorities. Right now, taxes and Obamacare are the ones in the priority lane according to Conaway.