The Tax-Cut Con Goes On: Why Social Security and Medicare are on the ballot

If the blue wave in the midterm elections falls short, there is every reason to believe that a Republican Congress, freed from the immediate threat of elections, would do what it narrowly failed to do last year: repeal the Affordable Care Act. This would cause tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance and would in particular hit those with pre-existing conditions.

But the attack on the social safety net probably wouldn’t stop there: Longstanding programs, very much including Social Security and Medicare, would also be on the chopping block. Who says so? Republicans themselves.

Read more (New York Times) »

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