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News Monday, Jun 12 2017

Mnuchin just opened the door to violating ANOTHER core Trump campaign promise: cutting Social Security 

Jun 12, 2017

“Donald Trump lied when he pledged he would not cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.  Not only does Trumpcare cut over $800 billion from Medicaid in order to cut taxes for the wealthy, but now, Secretary Mnuchin is opening the door to Social Security cuts. This is just further proof that all of Trump’s ‘populist’ ​promises were lies – and in reality, he’s hell-bent on selling out the middle class in order to ​rig the economy even more for ​the rich,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. 


Donald Trump in Campaign Announcement Speech, 6/16/2015: ‘We’ve got Social Security that’s going to be destroyed if somebody like me doesn’t bring money into the country. All these other people want to cut the hell out of it. I’m not going to cut it at all; I’m going to bring money in, and we’re going to save it….Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts. Have to do it.”


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to the House Appropriations Committee, 6/12/2017: “As it relates to your mandatory spending, the president has made it clear that on Social Security, that’s not something that he’s addressing now, but if Congress wants to review that, obviously that’s within your prerogative.”

Published: Jun 12, 2017

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