Screams from MSM about “Slashes to Medicare and Medicaid,” are this week’s #fakenews.

President Trump released his budget proposal today for 2021 through 2030.
And just like last year (and the year before) Democrats and the main stream media are screaming about how he is planning to slash Medicare and Medicaid.

For example:

Newsweek’s headline: MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY: TRUMP’S PROPOSED BUDGET SLASHES ENTITLEMENTS—AND CAMPAIGN PROMISES

“TRUMP’S NEW BUDGET PROPOSAL SLASHES MEDICAID, MEDICARE,” states Vanity Fair.

Meanwhile, NBC News reports:

Joe Biden, said it “eviscerates Medicare,” while top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York said Trump is planning to ”rip away health care from millions of Americans” with cuts to Medicare and the Medicaid health program for the poor.

What’s the real story?

Under President Trump’s budget, Medicare spending in 2030 would be almost 200% of 2019 spending while Medicaid would approach 150% of 2019 levels.  How can any rational person describe that as a slashing. Sounds like fake news.

Without any changes by President Trump, interest on the debt in 2030 would be more than double the 2019 payment of $409 billion and would alone eclipse Federal Medicaid spending. Does that sound sustainable?

The real headline should be that President Trump is taking steps towards a desparately needed balanced budget.

This is How You Fix Congress! Congress Reform Act of 2018

We originally posted this solution back in 2013. These changes are needed now more than ever:

1. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

2. No Tenure / No Pension.  A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay or any other benefits when they’ve completed their term in office.

3.  Congress loses their current taxpayer paid health care insurance during and after tenure and must purchase their own health care insurance by the same laws and rules as the American people.

4.  Members of Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

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