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

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Trump’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. 

{mosads} “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 Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (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. 

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