WELCOME BACK: Republicans Want To Sunset Medicare and Social Security
April 25, 2022
Congressional Republicans are back in Washington, D.C. after spending a disastrous two week recess on defense over their toxic agenda that could include sunsetting Social Security and Medicare, attacking Americans’ health care, and raising taxes on half of Americans. The American people deserve the truth, and Republicans are going to continue to have a hard time defending their disastrous agenda.
Republicans candidates and lawmakers are rallying around Rick Scott’s plan that includes sunsetting Social Security and Medicare.
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’”
Palm Beach Post: “Op-Ed: Rick Scott tax plan bad news for retirees”
This comes at the same time that Republicans have admitted that they still want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which could make health care more expensive and undermine protections for preexisting conditions.
Washington Post: “Sen. Ron Johnson says Obamacare should be repealed if GOP wins power back”
Colorado Times Recorder: “CO Sen. Candidate Hanks Says He Would Repeal Obamacare: ‘We Could Have Done That a Long Time Ago’”
MSNBC: “But the larger point is that when given an opportunity, these Republican Senate hopefuls were unanimous in their opposition to the Affordable Care Act. For these statewide candidates, scrapping the landmark reform law was a foregone conclusion.”
The Independent: “Most House Republicans vote against lowering the price of insulin”
Politico: “Chuck Grassley made quite the admission about prescription drug pricing: Pass it now, because he isn’t sure a GOP-led Congress can get it done.”
After giving away billions in tax cuts to billionaires and big corporations, the only plan Senate Republicans have calls for raising taxes on half of Americans, including millions of middle- and working-class families.
New York Times: “Income Taxes for All? Rick Scott Has a Plan, and That’s a Problem.”
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.”