It used to be said that Social Security was the Third Rail of American politics. When a politician tries to touch Social Security they risk blowing themselves up. And that’s why Trump has lied and lied and lied about his plan to “protect” Social Security. We know he’s lying because his actions speak louder than words. His latest 2021 fiscal budget slashes a number of vital safety-net programs including Social Security and this is one of the areas where Trump is most vulnerable in November’s election.
Trump’s budget makes the following cuts:
- Medicare cut by $480 billion over 10 yrs
- Medicaid cut by $920 billion over 10 yrs
- Social Security cut by $30 billion
- Student loan spending cut by $170 billion
- Affordable Care Act funding cut by $844 billion
- National Cancer Institute finding cut by $560 million
Here’s a good summary in the Washington Post:
These would be devastating cuts if Congress ever passed them–which won’t happen as long as Democrats control the House–but they expose the moral bankruptcy at the heart of Trump’s dishonest agenda. He lies to our face and stabs us in the back, especially those of us who are the most vulnerable.
These budget numbers are valuable and Democratic politicians should latch onto like glue. “Trump promised to protect our safety net and then stabbed us in the back with his budget. He’s a liar who pretends to care about regular people and then screws them when they’re not looking.”
Meanwhile, a new scandal from Trump’s corrupt administration is erupting in the Bureau of Land Management where a whistleblower has said of the BLM, “the laws of the United States are being disregarded for the professional expediency of his superiors and the benefit of private parties, and that a culture of lawlessness has been engendered.”
Here’s an overview by Colin Kalmbacher in Law & Crime:
“The fish rots from the head,” as the old saying goes, so it’s not surprising that an agency of Trump’s administration would be as sleazy and corrupt and lawless as the Orange Stain himself. But it’s important to continue to expose and call out all of these outrageous examples of graft. Expect to hear more of this story.
Keep resisting Trump and keep working to “vote his ass out of office.”