Joyce says he supports cutting Medicare & Social Security

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Joyce says he supports cutting Medicare & Social Security
Cuts would pay for GOP’s tax cuts for the wealthy

Novelty, OH – In an interview with 90.3 WCPN, Cleveland’s NPR affiliate, that was released on Tuesday, Congressman David Joyce says that he supports Mitch McConnell’s plan to cut Medicare and Social Security to help pay for the GOP’s tax cuts for the wealthy.

The two candidates also disagree on the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Last week the Treasury Department announced the federal deficit jumped 17 percent and the tax bill passed last year is getting the blame.

Joyce voted for the cuts and says they just need more time to work.

In the meantime, he agrees with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that spending on Medicare and Social Security may need to be cut for future generations.

“We’re going to have to come to the realization that some things have gotta change because you can’t continue on the path we’re on,” said Joyce.

Earlier this month, McConnell blamed Social Security and Medicare, rather than the massive GOP tax cuts for the top income earners, for the ballooning deficit. Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers, who also chairs the NRCC, made similar comments to CNBC’s John Harwood in August.

Joyce voted for the 2014 and 2015 Ryan budgets, which aimed to turn Medicare into a voucher program and raised the retirement age.