The United States is facing a massive budget problem as the deficit continues to balloon under the weight of the Republican tax cuts. But Mitch McConnell doesn’t think that his tax giveaway is to blame – he’s putting the blame on social safety net programs like Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare. This has been the standard talking point from Republicans the second they passed those tax cuts, knowing that they’d have to slash our earned benefits in order to pay for them. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
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