Ryan says Biden, Trump put country at risk by swearing off changes to Medicare, Social Security

February 23, 2023

© Provided by The Washington PostMADISON, Wis. — Former House speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) accused both President Biden and former president Donald Trump of putting the country at financial risk by swearing off making changes to Medicare and Social Security. “Biden and Trump — and I lump them in the same sentence — Biden and Trump are doing the opposite of leadership,” Ryan said in an interview Tuesday. In response to the outburst, Biden hailed the apparent unanimity among Republicans and Democrats not to cut Medicare and Social Security. Scott last week backtracked, dropping the Medicare and Social Security provisions of his plan. Ryan said he didn’t agree with Scott’s initial plan because he thinks Medicare and Social Security should be modified, not put at risk of elimination.