Brett Arends’s ROI: Nikki Haley says Social Security is ‘the heart of what’s causing government to grow’

by | Feb 16, 2023 | Stock Market

A previous version of this story misstated the state of which Nikki Haley was governor. It has been corrected. Nikki Haley is in hot water.

The former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate is getting cooked for comments she made some time ago to Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, where she talked tough on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending. “What they need to be doing is looking at entitlements,” she told Cavuto. “Look at Social Security, look at Medicaid, look at Medicare, look at these things and let’s actually go to the heart of what’s causing government to grow.” Cue the inevitable reactions. I’ve reached out to Gov. Haley’s office for comment. Haley just announced she is running for president. As she comes from the Republican party’s more centrist wing I wonder how far she is going to get. Apparently I’m not alone. Betting at Predictit, a political betting market, gives her an 11% chance of winning the nomination. I’d take the under. The question of who wants to do what to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is urgent. Social Security’s trust fund is predicted to run out of money within a decade. Medicare even sooner.  Some Republicans in Congress are talking about using negotiations ov …

Article Attribution | Read More at Article Source

Share This