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Fri Jun 14, 2024, 07:18 PM Jun 14

Robert Reich: This is why Trump and the GOP are obsessed with cutting Social Security and Medicare. So they can justify [View all]

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Robert Reich:

Cost of extending the expiring Trump tax cuts: $4.6 trillion.

Cost of proposed additional corporate tax breaks: $1 trillion

This is why Trump and the GOP are obsessed with cutting Social Security and Medicare.

So they can justify another round of giveaways to corporate donors.
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K and R senseandsensibility Jun 14 #1
Cut, underfund, claim it doesn't work, then kill it Warpy Jun 14 #2
So they can justify robbing all of us of our retirement that we have paid into. chowder66 Jun 14 #3
I have no problem with tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. cstanleytech Jun 14 #4
And what little may trickle down... GiqueCee Jun 15 #15
I have a problem.With it I think they should go back to the tax rates of the nineteen fifties Tribetime Jun 15 #25
Supporters enid602 Jun 14 #5
Medicare/Medicaid is well represented at TSF rallies. flashman13 Jun 14 #6
They sit and watch Fox news all day hadEnuf Jun 15 #18
Because they vote for people who hurt the people they want to see hurt the most. Celerity Jun 15 #20
♫ They rob from the poor ♫ sakabatou Jun 14 #7
To pocket Americans' $$$ plain and simple. (With kickbacks to their "donors") live love laugh Jun 14 #8
"donors?" should call them "investors" rampartc Jun 15 #10
Imagine what America can be.... Good Dog Jun 15 #9
Same thoughts, though I would add healthcare Cosmocat Jun 15 #16
In other words Farmer-Rick Jun 15 #11
K&R spanone Jun 15 #12
k and r BoRaGard Jun 15 #13
The are not vested in social security Puppyjive Jun 15 #14
I'll have to do some digging... GiqueCee Jun 15 #17
Yes but the SS Administration buys US bonds with the money ... aggiesal Jun 15 #29
Well... GiqueCee Jun 15 #32
people don't even realize that expiring tax cut even existed! Hieronymus Phact Jun 15 #19
We've got to get it through JustAnotherGen Jun 15 #21
Gotta love Robert Reich...4'11" with a beard that makes him look like an ewok but awesome. PeaceWave Jun 15 #22
That and selfishness. nt Hotler Jun 15 #23
But... but... didn't I already pay for these earned benefits with paycheck deductions Martin Eden Jun 15 #24
When in power, the GOP always backs up their limos to the US Treasury. Irish_Dem Jun 15 #26
"The facts are simple: Donald Trump and his MAGA Republicans have repeatedly sought to cut Social Security, Medicare, red dog 1 Jun 15 #27
Party Of The Rich policies work for the rich every time. czarjak Jun 15 #28
Every Dem candidate needs to hammer on SSh captain queeg Jun 15 #30
The cutters don't give a shit about deficits Model35mech Jun 15 #31
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