McConnell: Obama’s budget is ‘left-wing wish list’

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McConnell said that Obama’s call for a chained consumer price index will help save some money in the entitlement programs, but not enough. He said that lawmakers can’t keep kicking the can down the road otherwise entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare won’t be there for future generations.

“If the president and his allies care about Social Security and Medicare — and I take them at their word that they do — then they need to prove that commitment by proposing ambitious, forward-leaning structural reforms to save them,” McConnell said. “But if they choose to continue using these programs as campaign weapons instead, then the math points to a clear outcome: the entitlement programs so many Americans rely upon will go bankrupt, and today’s Washington Democrats will have to live with that legacy.”

GOP Sens. John CornynJohn CornynClinton email headache is about to get worse Overnight Tech: House GOP launches probe into phone, internet subsidies Senators hope for deal soon on mental health bill MORE (Texas), Rob PortmanRob PortmanMcConnell: ‘Ticket-splitting’ will preserve GOP Senate majority The Trail 2016: Biting the hand that feeds him Portman focuses on heroin fight in new ads MORE (Ohio) and Dan CoatsDan CoatsDems to GOP: Cancel Memorial Day break GOP senators: Obama bathroom guidance is 'not appropriate' Overnight Defense: House panel unveils 5B defense spending bill MORE (Ind.) joined in on McConnell’s criticisms Wednesday, just an hour before the president released his budget.

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