House Republican Bill Would Force Massive Cuts to Medicare Benefits

The White House on Saturday condemned a newly introduced Republican bill that would repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, a law that includes a number of changes aimed at lowering costs for Medicare recipients. Unveiled Thursday by freshman Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tennessee), the bill has 20 original co-sponsors and is endorsed by several right-wing groups, including the Koch-funded organization… Source Source / Read More: House Republican Bill Would Force Massive Cuts to Medicare Benefits

GOP Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare Is Disliked Among Republican Voters

New polling finds that the GOP’s plan to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare through debt ceiling legislation is vastly unpopular — even among a majority of the Republican voter base. According to a new survey by Data for Progress, 63 percent of all voters think that House Republicans should allow the debt limit to be raised to avoid economic disaster, without executing their cynical plan… Source Source / Read More: GOP Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare Is Disliked Among Republican Voters

GOP Lawmaker Says Programs Like Social Security Are “Garbage” That Must Be Cut

As Republicans prepare to wage a war on crucial anti-poverty programs when they take control of the House, using the debt limit and major risks to the economy as a weapon, some members of the GOP are threatening to vote against raising the debt limit no matter what. According to CNN, several Republicans are saying that they will still vote against a bill raising the debt limit even if Republicans… Source Source / Read More: GOP Lawmaker Says Programs Like Social Security Are “Garbage” That Must Be Cut

High-Ranking Senate Republican Reveals GOP Plan to Slash Social Security

The GOP is preparing to use next year’s debt limit talks to potentially hold the economy hostage in order to slash crucial anti-poverty programs like Social Security, according to a new interview with the Senate’s second ranking Republican. Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) said that slashing such programs would be a “solution” to the national debt — an issue that Republicans only bring up in… Source Source / Read More: High-Ranking Senate Republican Reveals GOP Plan to Slash Social Security

GOP Plans to Gut Social Security and Medicare If It Retakes Control of Congress

The Democratic chair of the congressional Joint Economic Committee warned Wednesday that the GOP’s plan to use a looming debt ceiling fight as leverage to secure cuts to Social Security and Medicare would be “economically catastrophic for seniors, families, and our entire economy.” “Past debt-limit brinksmanship resulted in the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and cost the country billions of dollars in lost economic activity, even though a default was ultimately avoided,” Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said in a statement after several House Republicans outlined their intentions in interviews with Bloomberg Government on Tuesday. “This announcement comes after…