McConnell’s Upset Rick Scott Blew The Door Open On Their Plan To Raise Taxes
March 1, 2022
Senate Republicans’ plan to raise taxes on over half of Americans, including seniors and retirees, is so unpopular it’s no wonder Mitch McConnell wanted to keep it secret. But now that both National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott and Democrats have worked hard to let Americans know about the Republican Party’s plan, McConnell wants to put the cat back in the bag.
While we understand why Mitch McConnell wanted to keep their politically inconvenient plan secret until after the November elections, Rick Scott confirmed what we all know: A Republican majority means raising taxes on everyday Americans while gifting corporations billions. This is the Republican plan, plain and simple, and we will spend every day until Election Day reminding voters of this.
While McConnell might pretend he doesn’t support the plan, the rest of his party has been making it clear they’re on board with the Republican Party plan.
- Politico: “Though Scott’s platform has roiled some corners of the party, it has some support in the GOP too. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) said he’s ‘on board’ with Scott’s blueprint and said the party needed to be thinking about ‘a universal plan that we need to sell to the American people.’”
- Newt Gingrich: “I strongly endorse the direction Sen. Scott is taking in the Senate, and that Leader Kevin McCarthy is taking in the House. Both men understand that a political party has to stand for something and not simply campaign against the other side.”
- Marco Rubio: “I think it’s good”