McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

Leslie Hanson
October 18, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the ballooning budget deficit "very disturbing" on Tuesday but said large federal spending programs are to blame, dismissing criticism that last year's GOP tax cuts are saddling the country with more debt. It's a bipartisan problem: "unwillingness to address the real drivers of the debt by doing anything to adjust those programs to the demographics of America in the future". McConnell raised it during a Reuters interview on his "2019 policy goals".

McConnell's comments fit perfectly into the message Democrats have been sending the entire election: Republicans want to cut taxes for the rich while slashing retirement and health care benefits for the middle class and poor working Americans.

"Clearly we need to find out what happened before deciding what action should be taken", McConnell said, according to Bloomberg News.

This comes after Republicans, under McConnell's control, exploded the deficit by passing a tax cut for corporations, as well as an individual tax cut that overwhelmingly favors the wealthiest Americans.

Despite their dominance of Congress and the White House, Republicans dramatically failed a year ago to overturn former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare.

Now, the Senate Majority Leader believes the solution is in cutting some of the nation's most popular programs.

Republicans spent most of the Obama administration complaining about budget deficits, but they have largely backed down during the Trump administration, supporting his proposals to raise spending and cut taxes as part of his agenda.

"We'll have to sit down again and decide what we're going to do with our annual discretionary spending after the first of the year and see what kind of agreements we can reach".

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