March 6, 2020 Press Releases

McSally’s GOP: “We’ll Be Cutting” Earned Benefits

“Oh, We’ll Be Cutting”: Martha McSally’s Earned Benefits Record
Matches Donald Trump’s Rhetoric


PHOENIX — For the second time this year, Donald Trump on Thursday floated Republican-led earned benefit cuts, proclaiming, “Oh, we’ll be cutting,” in response to a Fox News host’s question about cutting “entitlements” to “deal with the debt.” It’s the latest sign that U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s party leaders are looking to slash earned benefits programs — just don’t expect her to stand up for Arizonans’ retirement and health care security.

Trump made similar comments in January, after which McSally said nothing to distance herself from Trump’s position. Washington Republicans have pushed for deep cuts to Medicare, AHCCCS, and Social Security ever since passing the McSally-supported 2017 tax law — a trillion-dollar giveaway to McSally and Republicans’ corporate interest backers that has left working families behind.

Arizonans can bet that McSally won’t speak out against Trump’s latest call to cut their earned benefits — as she’s previously supported and voted for drastic changes to Medicare and Social Security:

“Martha McSally never hesitates to vote with her party leaders and corporate backers, even when it means selling out Arizonans, so it’s worrisome to see McSally’s party leaders again floating deep cuts to earned benefits programs that millions of Arizona seniors depend on,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson.