J.D. Vance Shows His Hand, Admits Past Calls to Gut Social Security Are Politically Toxic
July 14, 2022
Vance: “The Political Obstacles Intimidate More Than The Practical Problems.”
Columbus, OH – J.D. Vance has already been caught calling to cut Medicare and Social Security. Now, a new HuffPost report shows the out-of-touch Big Tech financier (pronounced FINN-ANCE-EER as he would) scrambling to rewrite his record and distance himself from his “politically difficult” and wildly unpopular position as he campaigns for U.S. Senate.
According to HuffPost, Vance said, “the political obstacles intimidate more than the practical problems” for efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare. But for Vance the solution – despite the political obstacles of gutting hard-earned benefits for people who have been paying into Social Security and Medicare for decades – remained the same in 2011, when he said, “The way forward is as obvious as it is politically difficult: streamline the tax code, reform current entitlements and avoid enacting new ones.”
Vance also praised Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which would turn Medicare into a voucher program, transform Medicaid into a block grant program, and repeal the Affordable Care Act, which could kick nearly a million Ohioans off their health insurance and threaten coverage for two million Ohioans with a pre-existing condition.
Now that Vance is a candidate for U.S. Senate, he’s trying to cover up his past support for slashing Ohioans’ hard-earned benefits. Vance’s latest flip-flop adds to a long-list of issues where Vance has changed his position for political expediency. Here are just a few: Trump, antisemitism, racism, gun violence prevention, being a member of the elite, defending members of the elite, trade deals, Big Tech and white privilege.
“Ohioans know the real J.D. Vance: the Silicon Valley millionaire who ditched the Buckeye State as soon as he could, made millions working for Big Tech, and fantasized about cutting Social Security and Medicare. Vance is a phony and a fraud who will say anything to further his political ambitions and would all too gladly flip-flop-flip his way back to slash your hard-earned retirement benefits,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.