Obama’s budget puts Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block

April 15, 2013

President Obama and BudgetBy Yvette Carnell

You had to know it was coming. Just last month White House aide Gene Sperling said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Obama was “reaching out to Democrats who understand we have to make serious progress on long-term entitlement reform and Republicans who realize that if we had that type of entitlement reform, they’d be willing to have tax reform that raises revenues to lower the deficit.” In fact, President Obama has been signaling a willingness to cut Social Security and Medicare for years, even though most Obama supporters have ignored his conservative penchant for cutting domestic spending.

As always, the proof is in the pudding, and in this case the pudding is an Obama budget which proposes to cut Medicare and Social Security.