ICYMI: Trump Budget Called Out For Broken Promises on Health Care

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ICYMI: Trump Budget Called Out For Broken Promises on Health Care

President Donald Trump released his 2021 Budget Proposal today, and once again the Trump administration is trying to cut essential programs that support hardworking New Mexicans. Despite promising just two days ago not to cut spending on Social Security and Medicare, the budget proposes $800 billion in cuts to those and other essential health care programs. 

This isn’t the first time that the president has broken his promises on health care. These proposed cuts came just a few weeks after the Trump administration announced their plan to allow states to receive Medicaid as a block grant, a move that could reduce coverage and increase costs for thousands of New Mexicans. 

“This budget is full of blatant hypocrisy and direct attacks on our healthcare,” said DPNM Chair Marg Elliston. “New Mexicans deserve leaders who we can trust to follow through on their promises. The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security show exactly why it’s more important than ever that we elect a president who will keep their word and protect these critical programs.”

Read how the president was immediately called out for his hypocrisy and broken promises: 

VOX: Trump vowed not to cut Social Security and Medicare — Hours before proposing just that

President Donald Trump posted a tweet on Saturday vowing, “We will not be touching your Social Security and Medicare in Fiscal 2021 Budget.” One day later, the Wall Street Journal published a report indicating that Trump is doing exactly that with his budget proposal.

The Journal’s report, which came a day ahead of the administration officially releasing its budget on Monday, indicates that Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget includes “steep reductions in social-safety-net programs,” including cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security:

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That Trump is proposing cuts to these programs isn’t surprising — his 2020 budget cut all three as well. It’s a long-running contradiction for the president. He often says he won’t touch these entitlement programs, but he’s continued to employ Republican party officials who make cutting these programs center to their work.

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“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Trump told the Daily Signal, a conservative publication affiliated with the Heritage Foundation, in 2015.

As his budget proposals indicate, this promise was an empty one.

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Read the full article here. 

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