“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 Cornyn (Texas), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Dan Coats (Ind.) joined in on McConnell’s criticisms Wednesday, just an hour before the president released his budget.