February 12th, 2018
Contact: Linda Benesch, lbenesc[email protected]

Seniors Beware: Donald Trump’s Budget is Disastrous for You

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in reaction to Donald Trump’s FY19 budget proposal:

“Despite Donald Trump’s numerous promises during his presidential campaign to not cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, he proposes to cut all three in his just-released budget. And not just by a little. He proposes cuts of over $1.8 trillion to the three programs. On top of that, he proposes to slash Meals on Wheels, home heating assistance, and other programs on which seniors rely.

It is noteworthy that Republicans just passed, for almost the same price tag, a huge tax giveaway to their donors. So that’s the Republican plan: save money by gutting programs for the elderly and transfer the savings to the billionaire class. 

Strikingly, this is what Republicans are proposing in an election year. Imagine what they will do if they win. People who care about Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid must vote for those who will protect and expand these programs. Don’t be fooled by those who claim to be “saving” them; “saving” is their code for slashing and destroying them.