Why the Candidates Aren't Talking About Cutting Federal Spending Anymore

by Ryan McMaken

If Donald Trump has any interest in cutting federal social programs, he certainly hasn’t made it a significant part of his campaign.

In fact, it’s likely safe to say that a large part of Trump’s appeal to many of his supporters is the fact Trump has not said anything about substantial cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or low-income welfare programs.

Social Benefits Are Popular

After all, social benefits programs are immensely popular with Americans as one Pew study showed:

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