GOP created deficit, added to debt
On October 23, Bob Thomas tried to counter Jim Bachmann (“Dems misleading on entitlement cuts”). Strangely, he wrote about the “distorted reporting of the mainstream media” and yet quoted that mainstream media’s “distorted reporting” (Washington Post) to make his argument. Hmmm.
Mitch McConnell first claimed that Social Security and Medicare had to be adjusted on Jan. 18, 2013, at Commerce Lexington’s Public Policy Luncheon (quoted in the Lexington Herald-Leader). This claim was repeated on Nov. 30,
2017, by Marco Rubio. Rubio said, “We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future.” Paul Ryan repeated it on Dec.
8, 2017. In recent interviews McConnell gave to Bloomberg (Oct. 16) and Reuters (Oct. 17), he identified “entitlements, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid” as “the real drivers of the debt” and called for them to be “adjusted to the demographics of the future.”
Then, on Oct. 25, 2018, Trump nominated Andrew Saul, a board member of the hyper-conservative Manhattan Institute, to run the Social