What happened to Trump’s promise not to touch Social Security or Medicare?

I know this will shock absolutely no one (or at least no thinking person), but Donald Trump lied about his promise not to touch Social Security or Medicare.

Yesterday Trump submitted his budget $4.8 trillion budget proposal for the next fiscal year — and shockingly (not!) — it included substantial cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

First, the Trump budget completely ignores the deal he hammered out with Congressional Democrats just last year. Second, Trump’s new budget increases defense spending, but includes substantial cuts to Medicare, Social Security and other “entitlement programs” — many of which are funded out of trust funds and not in the annual budget — by changing eligibility requirements and benefits.

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A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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