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 BidenBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade 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 SandersBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren adds her pronouns to Twitter bio Biden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants 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.