Buck: En­ti­tle­ment re­form needed de­spite Trump’s cam­paign vow

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

GOP Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado said Wed­nes­day the best way to ad­dress the gov­ern­ment’s debt is to re­form en­ti­tle­ments — but Pres­i­dent Trump has taken that op­tion off the ta­ble.

“The re­al­ity is that this pres­i­dent has taken So­cial Se­cu­rity and Medi­care off the ta­ble,” Mr. Buck said. “We’re try­ing to ad­dress Med­i­caid.”

Mr. Buck, who was on MSNBC’s “Morn­ing Joe” pro­mot­ing his new book, said manda­tory spend­ing is where politi­cians are least likely to make “tough de­ci­sions.”

“There is a bi­par­ti­san bank­ruptcy go­ing on right now,” he said. “They’re not will­ing to make the tough de­ci­sions that put their can­di­dacy at risk.”

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