Report: Trump Team Wants to Slash Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Everything Else Except Defense

Report: Trump Team Wants to Slash Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Everything Else Except Defense

This is terrifying, of course, but it’s also puzzling. $10.5 trillion over ten years? That’s a trillion dollars a year. If you eliminated the domestic discretionary budget entirely, you’d only save half a trillion bucks. So how do they do it?

Well, we’re told that the proposed budget cuts “hew closely” to a recent Heritage Foundation report, so I went and took a look. The answer, of course, is that the only way to cut that kind of money is to take a meat axe to everything, including Social Security and Medicare. Here’s a chart:

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