Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

“We’ll by no means get these applications reformed and saved with out presidential leadership,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) stated this week, arguing President Biden is “not undertaking something.”


The criticism comes as Republicans have been dialing up the stress on the White Home to do extra to address the funding threats facing Social Safety, with some needling Biden for not offering a strategy to shore up solvency for the plan in his current fiscal 2024 spending budget request. 


In a pair of Senate hearings this week, Republicans grilled White Home officials about the absence of the strategy, whilst in search of to counter attacks doled out by their colleagues across the aisle who have accused the GOP of wanting to reduce Social Safety. 


Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) broached the problem in a charged line of questioning to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen through a Finance Committee hearing Thursday.


“Of the $four.five trillion in taxes he has proposed, not a dime is going to shore up Social Safety,” Cassidy stated, prior to asking moments later “why does not the president care” about threats to the program’s funding.


Cassidy also stated a bipartisan group of senators involved in an work he is top to discover possible options to extend the lifetime of the plan produced various requests to meet with the president.


Even though Yellen stated that the president “stands ready” to function with Congress on the problem, Cassidy known as the statement a “lie.”


“Because when a bipartisan group of senators has repeatedly requested to meet with him about Social, so that somebody who is a existing beneficiary will not see her rewards reduce by 24 %, we have not heard something on our request,” he stated. 


“And we’ve produced various requests to meet with the president,” Cassidy added.


Study extra on how the dynamic played out in hearings this week right here.

By Editor