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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says younger Americans will have to “adjust” to the fact that government services promised to them will not materialise.In an interview with the The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal, Cantor said people must “come to grips with the fact that promises have been made that frankly are not going to be kept for many.”
Fresh off the negotiations to raise the debt limit which imposed spending caps on the federal government for the next 10 years, Cantor said entitlement programs will need to be substantially reformed, adding that GOP lawmakers will continue to try to cut spending on mandatory programs.
“When we came out with our budget, we said, look, let’s at least put people on notice, but preserve those who are 55 and older,” Cantor said, referring to Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, which would gradually replace Medicare with a voucher program for private health insurance. “The rest of us have got ample time to try and plan our lives so that we can adjust to reality here when you look at the numbers. Again the maths doesn’t lie.”
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