Republicans Face Backlash for Going After Medicare and Social Security
June 15, 2022
Republicans’ suggestions they could go after Medicare and Social Security aren’t going well for them. On the heels of Lindsey Graham’s call for Congress to go after Social Security and Medicare, and Rick Scott’s plan that promises to end the Social Security and Medicare guarantees, Americans know what Republicans plan to do if they take control.
Lindsey Graham is facing backlash after calling for Senate Republicans to try to gut Medicare and Social Security and rip the rug out from underneath millions of Americans, including seniors – “entitlement reform is a must.”
MSNBC: “Democrats are eager to tell voters that Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare, and Lindsey Graham just made that task a little easier.
Daily Kos: “Graham confirms Republicans would go after Social Security, Medicare if they get a Senate majority”
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.”