Mnuchin’s tax claims chal­lenged

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - By Randy Lud­low

When asked if cuts to en­ti­tle­ments such as Medi­care are needed to help pay for a Repub­li­can tax-cut plan, Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Steven Mnuchin replied Tues­day in Colum­bus: “I don’t an­tic­i­pate that to be the case.”

But a few hours later, the non­par­ti­san Con­gres­sional Bud­get Of­fice said Medi­care cuts prob­a­bly would be needed be­cause of the tax re­vamp un­less Congress waives the 2010

“pay as you go” law or takes other ac­tion. The bud­get of­fice found that $136 bil­lion in au­to­matic bud­get cuts

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