Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are called "incentives" programs by some Republicans. These plans were put in place to help those disadvantage and many all ready pay federal taxes.
Social Security was meant to be a sort of "retirement" plan if you will. People pay into it and once reach a certain age, you receive what you put in (in theory) Billions have been taken out of Social Security and allocated for other spending (even though it was never meant to be touched).
Now the new tax plan purposed by the GOP Under Capitol Hill’s byzantine budget rules, the nonbinding budget resolution is supposed to lay out a long-term fiscal framework for the government.
This year’s measure calls for $473 billion in cuts from Medicare over 10 years and more than $1 trillion from Medicaid. All told, Senate Republicans would cut spending by more than $5 trillion over a decade, though they don’t attempt to spell out where the cuts would come from.
Even so, the measure doesn’t promise to balance the budget, projecting deficits that would never drop below $400 billion.
Why than do Republicans continue to cut these programs? Do they want all three of these programs eliminated completely?