As far as the GOP candidates on stage tonight go, voters who are concerned about cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid should look elsewhere. John Kasich summed the GOP stance up best with, “You’re gonna have to get over it.” That’s the prevailing attitude among Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and the rest of the GOP field.
Candidates on stage are pushing plans that would enact stringent means testing, shift Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to individual accounts, and raise the retirement age — including reducing benefits for seniors who retire earlier.
We’ve heard Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio‘s out-of-touch “free stuff” rhetoric — but the field’s policy proposals are even worse, posing serious threats to Medicaid beneficiaries as well as American seniors and future retirees.
Here’s more on the GOP field’s plans to attack earned benefits:
Rubio On Entitlements
“Free Stuff” Comments
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