If you can believe it, the dumbest man in the senate Ron Johnson has an idea:
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., indicated Tuesday that Medicare and Social Security should be subjected to annual budget deliberations, a move that could upend guaranteed benefits relied upon by millions of Americans.
Johnson, who is running for a third term in November in a race that could shape the balance of power in the Senate, made his comments during an interview on the Regular Joe Show, hosted by Joe Giganti.
Federal spending is in two baskets — discretionary spending which comes in annual appropriations in areas like defense and public works and mandatory spending that is generally governed by statute and includes entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare that provide guaranteed benefits.
It’s not exactly killing the social safety net, but pretty much does.
Johnson suggested that he seeks to turn everything in the federal budget into discretionary spending — including Social Security and Medicare — so programs can be evaluated and fixed.
“Fixed” seems like such a telling word choice (says ‘Grain crossing his legs). Yeah.