Republican Mitch McConnell is lying through his teeth to the public.
He is back again with the barefaced lie that the reason for the huge and growing federal budget deficit is spending on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
This is a lie.
The real reason for the huge and growing federal budget deficit is the irresponsible, unnecessary tax cut the Republicans enacted and the enormous, bloated defense budget they passed. If Republicans really want to exercise control over the budget deficit, they would insist on the return to regular order in the budgeting process, which they could easily have done any time during the two years they had complete control over Congress.
It should not be hard to see through McConnell’s lie. Only the most loyal Republicans will parrot this nonsense.