Occasionally, the Republicans reveal their longtime agenda to rip apart what remains of the social safety net. Talking to Chris Wallace, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said that Social Security and Medicare will not be there for those 54 and younger. Regarding Medicaid, Cantor spoke of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to give states “flexibility” and recipients more “personal choice”–while allocating less money. Watch:
CANTOR: What we [House Republicans] have said is this: We'll protect today's seniors and those nearing retirement, but for the rest of us, all of us, who are 54 and younger, I know the programs are not going to be there for me when I retire.
Cantor also told NPR, We're going to have to come to grips with the fact that these programs cannot exist if we want America to be what we want America to be.