ICYMI: Head of Senate GOP Won’t Stop Promoting Plan To Raise Taxes On Half of Americans
March 30, 2022
Senator Rick Scott blew the door wide open on Republicans’ plan to raise taxes on the American people and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years, and we’re thankful he’s confirmed he can’t stop promoting his plan.
This is one example of bipartisanship – both the Democratic National Committee and Rick Scott are united in highlighting for Americans the Republican plan.
Associated Press: GOP’s Senate campaign chief won’t back down from party fight
- “Barely halfway through his first Senate term, the Florida Republican is already leaning into a fight against his own party’s leadership as he navigates a delicate alliance with former President Donald Trump and pushes a handcrafted policy agenda that many Republicans reject. But Scott, who is also the Senate GOP’s midterm chief, insists he has only begun to fight.”
- “Scott is refusing to abandon an 11-point governing plan he released with little input from party leadership, even after McConnell’s public rebuke one month ago. In the weeks since, Scott has continued to promote his plan, which would raise taxes on millions of Americans who don’t earn enough to pay federal income taxes, in dozens of speeches and media appearances.”
- “As chairman of the Senate GOP’s campaign arm, Scott is responsible for his party’s quest to retake the Senate majority. He is tasked with leading the Republican Senate strategy, including how best to dispatch tens of millions of dollars to key races across the country.”
- “That’s even as Republican Senate candidates privately worry that Scott’s policy agenda is giving Democrats a powerful talking point to use against them this fall. Several GOP campaigns have gone around Scott’s committee to share their concerns directly with McConnell’s team, although Scott has resisted pressure to back off.”
- “Scott calls for a minimum federal tax on tens of millions of Americans who don’t make enough money to pay federal income taxes. Another provision would sunset all federal legislation five years after passage, which critics contend would jeopardize Social Security and Medicare, although Scott has said that is not his intention.”
- “Beyond dividing his caucus on Capitol Hill, Scott’s plan has also divided some of Washington’s most powerful conservative institutions.”