Republicans test the waters challenging Trump on curbing entitlements

Republicans appear willing to take a tougher stand on entitlement spending, a move that could put them at odds with former President Donald Trump.

With entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare accounting for approximately 60% of government spending, key Republican lawmakers have called for reform, something Trump has kept as a moving target.

Economists say that without changes made to Social Security and Medicare, forced cuts will have to be made. Medicare is expected to reach insolvency in 2028, and Social Security is expected to do so in 2033. 

The threat of insufficient funding of key mandatory government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security has been a topic that lawmakers have circled back to, for Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), the chairman of the House Main Street Caucus, Read more…

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