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McConnell Blames Deficit on Entitlements, Not GOP Tax Cuts for the Rich

HeadlineOct 17, 2018

This comes as Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he’s concerned about the rising federal deficit, which will approach $1 trillion by the end of this fiscal year.

Sen. Mitch McConnell: “It’s very disturbing, and it’s driven by the three big entitlement programs that are very popular: Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.”

McConnell’s call for massive cuts to those programs comes after he led a successful Republican effort last year to pass a massive tax bill. It’s been described as one of the largest wealth transfers from the poor to the rich in U.S. history.

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