February 10,2020

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Wyden Statement on Trump Budget Slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, today released the following statement on the Trump budget:

“For a president who makes himself out to be a champion of typical working Americans, Donald Trump has run the same old Republican playbook of giving tax handouts to the wealthy and slashing the safety net that supports everybody else. He started this con with his 2016 campaign promises not to touch Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and now he wants to cut them by more than $1.5 trillion. Bottom line, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are on the chopping block as long as Donald Trump is president.”