Democrats Explode When GOP Tries to Blame Deficit on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

Democrats Explode When GOP Tries to Blame Deficit on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

By: Jason Easley December 9th, 2012

The deficit has been driven by two of the beloved Republican sacred cows, the Bush tax cuts, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democrats and President Obama have been arguing for nearly two years that ending the Bush tax cuts and the wars will improve the nation’s fiscal health, and the majority of Americans seem to agree.

Social Security doesn’t add a single dime to the deficit. The Republican chatter about Social Security going bankrupt is designed to scare Americans into supporting privatization. Due to the aging of the Baby Boomers, Medicare will have be reformed. But reforming the program, is not the same thing as the privatization plan that Republicans are pushing.

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