He wants cuts to the US House Bill just approved by the US Senate before the ink is even dry…..
He wants 5 % cut in Federal Spending for the next two years…..
That means Social Securyt and Medicare CUTS….
(He says NOT those cuts?….WTF Else then?)
THAT IS NOT gonna happen….
GOPer US Senator’s WILL have to vote WITH Democrats just like in the US House to get Debt Ceiling raised and the Budgets going forward done….
Conservative Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he will force the Senate to vote this week on cutting total federal spending by 5 percent in each of the next two years, a proposal that would include Social Security and Medicare.
It’s an uncomfortable vote for Senate Republicans, one which it divides their conference.
Talking about cuts to Social Security has been called the third rail of politics.
A “no” vote opens GOP senators to criticism from conservatives who say that policymakers who exempt Social Security from reform are not serious about balancing the budget.
A “yes” vote risks alienating seniors and other voters who are worried about seeing their Social Security and Medicare benefits cut.
Paul says that under his plan, lawmakers could decide to exempt Social Security and Medicare from cuts, but they would have to fit those programs under the strict spending caps laid out in his “conservative alternative” to the deal negotiated by President Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
Republicans have spent months running away from the accusation President Biden leveled at his “State of the Union” address that they want to cut Social Security and Medicare.
Now, they find themselves having to vote on deep, across-the-board funding cuts that would likely affect those programs…..
“It’s been challenging over the years to get both sides to look at the very large picture,” McConnell told reporters.
But he praised the McCarthy-Biden deal for cutting spending, after Congress increased it by more than $2.7 trillion through two partisan reconciliation bills in 2021 and 2022, under Democratic control of Congress….