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Commentary By Chris Pope

Everyone Wants to Cut Medicare

Economics Finance

“Let’s all agree to stand up for seniors,” President Biden told Congress in his State of the Union address. “If anyone tries to cut Medicare, I will stop them.”

Yet, Congress has been constantly pruning Medicare for over four decades — most recently under Biden and the Democratic majority only a few months ago. While most politicians promise to oppose cuts to Medicare on the campaign trail, the bulk of legislators have voted repeatedly to do so, because the growth of expenditure committed to the program is so substantial that it must be drawn from to finance almost any alternative fiscal priority. 

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Chris Pope is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Follow him on Twitter here.

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