Will Deep Cuts to Social Safety Net Programs Really "Protect" Future generations?
At today’s House Budget Committee hearing on “Strengthening the Safety Net,” Republicans continued to make the claim that making deep cuts will protect these programs for future generations.
FACT CHECK: Nothing could be further from the truth.
They are putting millions of children, seniors, and persons with disabilities at risk of losing health care and food security in order to provide a windfall tax break for the very wealthy and special interests. These deep reductions will be felt most by our most vulnerable citizens and will have a negative impact on our children and grandchildren. This plan provides a gilded path to prosperity for the already wealthy, while leaving working Americans and future generations behind.