Lawmakers Give Up On Social Security And Medicare?

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( – In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., revealed that pushing for reforms in Social Security and Medicate is no longer a popular choice with officials as “politically, it is a long position.” Previously these reforms had been at the forefront of conversations about the country’s long-term fiscal health.

Cassidy previously led a bipartisan working group that was looking for ways to extend Social Security’s solvency as it is expected to be insolvent by 2033. It is also the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions top Republican. Still, as he argued, President Biden has clearly shown that he is not interested in any proposals, even if bipartisan, that would help extend Social Security.

Cassidy argued that the engagement of the President is essential for them to be able to proceed with reforms. He continued by saying that the current president did not appear to want to do anything and that anyone who looks at Biden’s proposals will be able to tell that they’re not serious.

Previous Presidents have paid attention to reforming certain aspects of the entitlement programs, with former President Clinton working to extend Medicare solvency, former President George W. Bush pushing Social Security reforms and former President Obama working to improve Social Security by altering some cost-of-living metrics.

Cassidy is one of the few Congress members right now who are looking for solutions to extend Social Security’s solvency. At the same time, Democrats have continuously accused the Republicans of wanting to completely gut Medicare and Social Security despite House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s claims that the two programs were not up for debate for spending cuts.

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