“Reducing the deficit” is on the tip of many congressional tongues these days. However, many politicians have been accused of appealing to “style” over “substance,” as many economists contend that without reducing the cost of entitlement programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and/or defense spending, it will be extremely difficult to reduce the deficit, as these programs are by far the largest expenditures of the federal government.
Wyoming's U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis describes her proscriptions for reducing entitlement spending:
And she says in regards to Social Security:
However, she says for Medicaid, there is “no magic wand”:
Lummis is running against democrat David Wendt and libertarian John Love in the November elections.