During the Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) stated that Republicans are going after your health care.
Shatz was Tuesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
According to Schatz, “Republicans really are coming after your Medicare and your Medicaid. This isn’t a campaign slogan or an overstatement. It’s right there in the budget that the president released this week. It’s got $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, and $845 billion in cuts to Medicare. And what’s interesting is that these cuts add up to about $2.3 trillion, which is literally the same amount that the tax cuts that the Republicans just gave to the wealthiest Americans last year. … And so, now they’re trying to pay for it by going after your health care.”
He continued that the budget has cuts to Social Security, student loan programs, programs for the poor, and the EPA that are “totally unacceptable”.
Schatz concluded, “Republicans are all about tax cuts, and paying for it by cutting health care. And Democrats want to expand healthcare coverage, invest in students, and protect the air we breathe and the water that we drink. It’s that simple.”
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