President Trump once told a Republican member of Congress that he would not touch Social Security “until the first day of his second term,” the unnamed lawmaker told Business Insider.
More on entitlement reform from the anonymous GOPer:
- "Entitlement reform always takes leadership at the presidential level, and it also takes — by the way, real reform takes bipartisanship.”
- "Nobody's gotten serious about entitlement reform. So if we're worried about the debt in 10 years, when we get serious about entitlement reform, then I'll know we're serious about the debt. Otherwise, it's a talking-point issue back and forth."
- "I think doing it in an election year is hard. There's a reason why Social Security reform happened in 1983, not 1984."