Lindsey Graham Confirms Republicans Are Coming for Medicare and Social Security
June 13, 2022
Republicans can’t stop talking about how Republican majorities could go after Medicare, Social Security and key programs millions of Americans rely on.
Today Lindsey Graham promised Senate majorities would try to gut Medicare and Social Security and rip the rug out from underneath millions of Americans, including seniors – “entitlement reform is a must.”
Politico: “Lindsey’s pledge: If Republicans regain control of the Senate following the midterms, the current Senate Budget ranking member is laying the groundwork: ‘Entitlement reform is a must for us to not become Greece.’”
That’s to say nothing of NRSC Chair and Florida Senator Rick Scott’s policy agenda many Republicans are coalescing around, which would end the Social Security and Medicare guarantee.
Washington Post: “But during the seven weeks of turmoil since Scott dropped a provocative conservative policy bomb on an unsuspecting party — a plan that called for tax increases and expiration dates for all federal laws, including those establishing Social Security and Medicare — he has not once expressed regret. Instead, the former hospital chain CEO and two-term governor, the richest man in the Senate, argues that he owes his detractors nothing.”
Washington Post Opinion: “Scott’s plan would also sunset — eliminate — all federal legislation over five years, under the (risky) assumption that worthy laws would be reenacted. That could mean an end to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, everything else mentioned above — and potentially more.”
Up North News: “Ron Johnson Thinks a GOP Plan for Tax Increases and the Potential End of Medicare and Social Security Is a ‘Positive Thing’”
The Daily Beast: “At least four GOP candidates in the most important battleground states this fall have either explicitly expressed support for Scott’s plan or have campaigned on the political views that form the foundation of his platform.”