A man of his word, President Trump has refused to levy cuts in the Social Security program or Medicare, saving seniors much needed money.
Last month, American Politicus reports, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney placed a report on his desk that looked at possible cuts to be placed in Trump’s 2017 budget.
“I laid to him the options,” said Mulvaney.
“And Trump looked at one and said, ‘What is that?’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s a change to part of Social Security.’ He said, ‘No. No. He said, ‘I told people I wouldn’t change that when I ran. And I’m not going to change that. Take that off the list.’”
Not off the list are some social programs, like Medicaid, that are being flagrantly abused by ‘freeloaders’.
According to the American Action Forum (AAF), “[s]ince 2008, Medicaid’s improper payment rate has averaged 8.4 percent, resulting in $161 billion worth of improper payments and accounting for more than 17 percent of all improper payments made by the federal government.”
That is a large chunk of change that can go a long way to offset cost of living increases that are slowly diminishing Social Security payouts.
No one has done anything remotely beneficial for Seniors in at least 16 years. President Trump continues to prove that he can make America great again.