Biden blasts Trump budget: He's asking middle class to pay for billionaires' 'excessive tax breaks'

Biden blasts Trump budget: He's asking middle class to pay for billionaires' 'excessive tax breaks'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign emails supporters encouraging mask-wearing: 'We have nothing to lose' Cuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks MORE slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE's fiscal 2020 presidential budget, saying that Trump wants to make the middle class pay for tax cuts for the rich. 

“Almost a trillion dollar cut in Medicare and almost a quarter trillion, 240 billion dollar cut in Medicaid. Why? Because of a tax cut for the super-wealthy that created a deficit of $1.9 trillion and now they gotta go make somebody pay for it,” Biden said. 

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“Something that gave millionaires and billionaires excessive tax breaks. And who are they asking to pay for it? Middle-class families like you,” he added while speaking at the International Fire Fighters Association on Tuesday. 

Trump on Monday released his annual budget outlining his spending goals for the year. It included cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, which provide health care coverage for low-income people and the elderly respectively. 

Biden is mulling a 2020 presidential bid. High-profile candidates including Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Trump Spanish-language ad equates progressives, socialists Biden's tax plan may not add up MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks Overnight Defense: Embattled Pentagon policy nominee withdraws, gets appointment to deputy policy job | Marines, sailor killed in California training accident identified | Governors call for extension of funding for Guard's coronavirus response MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Biden should pick the best person for the job — not the best woman Trump adviser Jason Miller: Biden running mate pick 'his political living will' MORE (D-Calif.) are already competing for the Democratic nomination. Polls consistently list Biden and Sanders as front-runners even though Biden has not entered the race.