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Ron Johnson Wants Social Security to Be Discretionary

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson called for turning every government program into discretionary spending programs. Such an effort could lead to yearly battles over the programs, some Republicans say are necessary to cut down on government spending. Many Democrats consider the programs to be some of the nation's most beneficial.
15 days ago·Washington, United States

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Sen. Ron Johnson calls for subjecting Medicare and Social Security to annual budget talks

Sen. Ron Johnson suggested he seeks to turn everything in the federal budget into discretionary spending, including Social Security and Medicare.

14 days ago·United States
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The Washington Post

Sen. Johnson suggests ending Medicare, Social Security as mandatory spending programs

Johnson said Medicare and Social Security benefits should instead be approved by Congress on an annual basis as discretionary spending.

15 days ago·Washington, United States
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The Hill

Ron Johnson suggests Medicare, Social Security be approved on annual basis

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that Social Security and Medicare should be up for congressional approval each year, instead of staying under their current status as federal entitlement pr…

15 days ago·Washington, United States
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Raw Story

'Self-serving multimillionaire': GOP's Ron Johnson slammed over push to dismantle Social Security and Medicare

Democratic challenger Mandela Barnes slammed Sen. Ron Johnson as a "self-serving, multimillionaire" on Tuesday after the sitting Republican from Wisconsin called for making both Social Security and Medicare discretionary programs—a reform that would pave the way for the GOP to realize its half-century-long dream of dismantling two of the nation's most essential and popular social programs.Speaking on a right-wing radio show earlier in the day, J…

15 days ago·United States
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Business Insider

Sen. Ron Johnson suggests putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block every year

Democrats are pummeling Johnson. Earlier this year, he also suggested repealing Obamacare if Republicans retook Congress.

15 days ago·United States
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Political Wire

Ron Johnson Wants Social Security to Be Discretionary

“Saying programs like Social Security and Medicare suffer from improper oversight, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) called for turning every government program into discretionary spending programs, meaning Congress would have to allocate funding for the programs each year,” the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

15 days ago·New York, United States
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