Former President Donald Trump laid pressure on Republicans in Congress not to cut Medicare and Social Security.
Trump said the Washington bureaucrats should bear the pain of President Biden’s reckless spending on “left-wing lunacy,” not senior citizens.
“Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security to help pay for Joe Biden’s reckless spending spree,” Mr. Trump said in a video on Truth Social.
Trump made it clear in the 2016 presidential race that he would oppose cuts to entitlement programs.
He stood by what he said.
However, Trump’s stance puts him at odds with RINOs, including then-House Speaker Paul Ryan, who sought to bring more fiscal sanity to the federal government by calling for sweeping reforms to Medicare.
In his social media post, Trump said lawmakers save taxpayers’ money by stopping the flow of dollars going to “corrupt foreign countries,” strengthening border security to reduce the money spent on illegal immigrants, clawing back spending on “climate extremism,” and cutting “waste fraud and abuse everywhere we can find it.”
“But do not cut the benefits our seniors worked for and paid for their entire lives,” Mr. Trump said.
“Save Social Security. Don’t destroy it.”
Trump said Democrats wish to “destroy” Social Security and said, “we are not going to let them do it.”
Trump urged Republicans to focus funding cuts on “waste, fraud and abuse” as well as programs focused on foreign aid, immigration, climate change and LGBTQ rights.