If they are a Republican they always get here eventually.
Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump suggested on Wednesday that he would be willing to consider cuts to social safety-net programs like Medicare to reduce the federal deficit if he wins a second term, an apparent shift from his 2016 campaign promise to protect funding for such entitlements.
The president made the comments on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Despite promises to reduce the federal budget deficit, it has ballooned under Mr. Trump’s watch as a result of sweeping tax cuts and additional government spending.
Asked in an interview with CNBC if cuts to entitlements would ever be on his plate, Mr. Trump answered yes.
“At some point they will be,” Mr. Trump said, before pointing to United States economic growth. “At the right time, we will take a look at that.”
Mr. Trump suggested that curbing spending on Medicare, the government health care program for the elderly, was a possibility.
“We’re going to look,” he said.
This is the loseing formula that Republicans have been promoting for decades.
First they cut taxes for the richest Americans in the country and dramatically increase military spending.
Then they realize those actions are hurting the economy so they target necessary programs like Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare for cuts to bring down the deficit and pay for their carelessness.
This is the formula that brought Kansas to bankruptcy and damn near tanked the American economy under George W. Bush.
There are a multitude of reasons to vote againsst Donald Trump in 2020, but this may now be one of the most important ones.