Trump’s New Budget Calls for $845 Billion in Cuts to Medicare: President Trump has just unveiled his new budget plan, which not only doubles the money allocated for building his Donald Trump signature border wall, but also calls for more than $845 billion in cuts to Medicare - in order to counter the colossal budget deficits which have accumulated during his two years in office, mainly due to massive Republican tax cuts for the wealthy.
Interesting position the Republicans are taking on this issue. Especially, when you consider that some, like Senator Bernie Sanders - have been calling for “Medicare for All.” Now I’m certainly no expert political strategist, but somehow “Healthcare for Less” doesn’t sound quite as inviting as “Medicare for All” as a campaign slogan - but what do I know?
That said, I can fully understand why all these insanely rich folks need their taxes cut. I mean, paying off all the hookers, porn stars, politicians and criminal defense lawyers gets expensive after a while. Besides, how is the average Bible-belt Trump supporter supposed to know if any of those scheming elderly women are actually using their Medicare benefits on things like birth control pills or late-term abortions?
On a positive note, Vice President Pence is offering an excellent suggestion for those elderly folks who’ll see their healthcare benefits slashed. He’s suggesting they tune right into their favorite megachurch broadcast, put a substantial offering in the collection plate and have a famous televangelist ask Jesus to “pray their illnesses away." Hey, it sure beats sitting around twiddling your thumbs in the waiting room of some doctor’s office - doesn’t it?