On Friday, The U.K. Daily Mail posted the following headline:
Trump warns Republicans not to cut Social Security or Medicare in their debt ceiling battle – and instead focus on ‘foreign aid, cracking down on migration and BILLIONS spent on climate extremism’
I think history has proven that giving excessive amounts of money to people that hate us has not caused them to hate us less. Migration is costing millions in health and dental care for illegal aliens, and the climate change people have gone over the edge with their war on gas stoves.
The article reports:
‘Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security to pay for Joe Biden‘s reckless spending spree,’ Trump said in a video message.
It comes as House Republicans flex their muscles, warning Democrats that they will only help head off a crisis and raise the debt ceiling if it comes with sweeping cuts to spending programs.
Just for the record, Social Security is not an entitlement program–the people currently collecting it have paid into it all of their working lives. Had they been allowed to invest the money themselves (and done it prudently and faithfully), they would have a whole lot more money to spend. Also consider the fact that if someone paying into Social Security dies before collecting, the money they put into Social Security is not inherited by their family–it is simply paid out to someone else.
The article continues:
In a two-minute policy video, Trump makes clear his opposition — channeling his 2016 campaign, when he distanced himself from small-government, spending-cut conservatives.
Instead he suggests his party’s lawmakers should target foreign aid, money spent on climate change and migration.
‘While we absolutely need to stop Biden’s out-of-control spending, the pain should be borne by Washington bureaucrats, not by hardworking American families and American seniors,’ he said in the video first obtained by Politico.
‘The seniors are being absolutely destroyed in the last two years.
‘Cut the hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars going to corrupt, foreign countries.
‘Cut the mass releases of illegal aliens that are depleting our social safety net, and destroying our country.
‘Cut the left-wing gender programs from our military. Cut the billions being spent on climate extremism.
‘Cut waste fraud and abuse everywhere we can find it.’
Love him or hate him, President Trump is an astute businessman who solves problems. I wish he were in the White House now.