In response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the budget deficit increase is “disturbing” and suggesting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs were the only way to pay for it, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:
“The deficit increase is ‘disturbing’ because of the trillion-dollar tax break Trump and Republicans gave to the rich and big corporations. The Trump tax law was always a scam, and now Republicans are suggesting taking seniors and middle-class families to the cleaners by gutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to help pay for it.
“Make no mistake: These vital programs are on the ballot this November. The only thing left for Americans to do is vote.”