After exploding the federal budget deficit with over a trillion dollars in tax cuts for the rich and massive corporations, #DonaldTrump is reportedly considering using his possible second term in the White House to slash #Medicare and #SocialSecurity — the final part of a two-step plan #democrats #progressives have been warning about since before the #GOP tax bill passed the #Republican Congress in 2017.
The #NewYorkTimes reported this week that, with the budget deficit set to surpass $1 trillion in 2020 thanks in large part to Trump's tax cuts and trade war, Republicans and right-wing(nut) groups are pressuring the #Trump to take a sledgehammer to $SocialSecurity and #Medicare , widely popular programs Trump vowed not to touch during his 2016 campaign.
Sen. #JohnBarrasso (R-Wyo.) told the Times that his party has discussed cutting Medicare and Social Security with Trump and said the president has expressed openness to the idea. "We've brought it up with Trump, who has talked about it being a second-term project," said Barrasso.................................