BDL Logo.gif

Mitch McConnell's Pledge to Cut Social Security & Medicare Shows Why We Need to Replace Career Politician Rodney Davis


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Davis Party Leaders Want to Pay for $2 Trillion Giveaway to Wealthy Donors by Cutting Social Security & Medicare

SPRINGFIELD, IL – This week, Republican leader Mitch McConnell made it clear what Congressman Rodney Davis and his colleagues will do if they maintain their majorities in Congress: try again to take healthcare away from people across Central Illinois and cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for the $2 trillion tax handout Davis and his colleagues gave to big corporations and the wealthy. 

"Congressman Davis' tax plan added $2 trillion to the deficit, in order to give handouts to the corporations and wealthy donors that fund his campaign," said Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, Candidate for Illinois' 13th Congressional District. "His party leaders want to pay for it by cutting our health care, Social Security, and Medicare. And we know from his 25 years in politics that Rodney Davis is a loyal foot solider for his party and the special interests that fund his campaigns. It's time for a new voice in Congress."

McConnell told reporters this week that the only way to lower the federal budget deficit - which just reached a six-year high as a result of the tax bill -- would be to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. That's similar to what Paul Ryan, who Rodney Davis supported for Speaker of the House, declared in December.

83% of the benefits of Davis’ tax scam went to the wealthiest 1%. There are more than 100,000 people in IL-13 who are over the age of 65 — and countless Central Illinoisans are paying into Social Security and Medicare with the expectation that they will be there for them. Unlike Davis, Londrigan has pledged to protect Social Security and Medicare if she is elected to Congress. She has been endorsed by Social Security Works and the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans.