President Trump Proposes Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Trump 2021 Budget

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei

Listen Here:

Or follow this link and select 02/13/20 from the drop down menu:


Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll hear what President Trump is proposing in his new budget to do with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

But first one listener comment about yesterday’s program on which we discussed the new book DRYING UP about the looming fresh water crisis in Florida.

Here’s what one listener said after the program.


President Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend promising, “We will not be touching your Social Security and Medicare in (the) Fiscal 2021 Budget.”

One day later, the Wall Street Journal published a report indicating that Trump is doing exactly that with his budget proposal.

The Journal reported that in the $4.8 Trillion dollar budget proposal released by the President on Monday- it includes “steep reductions in social-safety-net programs,” including cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security:


Here to talk about what the President is proposing is Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

During his sixteen year career as a congressional staffer, Max Richtman directed a lengthy investigation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement of age-discrimination statutes and developed legislation to establish a Consumer Price Index [for the] Elderly (CPIE) which if adopted, would lead to a more accurate cost of living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries. Max Richtman was born in Munich , Germany , and grew up in Omaha , Nebraska .  He graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law School


Thanks for tuning into Radioactivity.

This program and all the public affairs programs on WMNF are made possible by donations from listeners. Radioactivity came up a little short of its goal during the fund drive—we still need 1,000 dollars to reach the goal for Thursday’s Democracy Now. Please make your contribution today and help us reach the goal. You can make a donation by calling 813-238-8001 or by going to our tip jar on our home page- at

You may also like

26 Essays On Walking. Vote For Our Planet.

Ways Of Walking – Edited by Ann de Forest Ways...

Transgender flag
Florida bill targeting trans driver’s license identification stalls in Senate, passes House

A bill forcing transgender people to identify their sex assigned...

guns gun violence die-in
The Florida House passes a bill to overturn one post-Parkland safety measure by lowering the age to buy rifles

The Florida House on Friday passed a controversial bill that...

pelican tampa bay st. pete kayak
St Pete has extended the date for their “Pulse Check” survey

City of St Petersburg has extended the date for residents...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Sunday Forum
Player position: