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Yesterday, Senator Rick Scott, the wealthiest person in Congress, released an ad where he doubles down on his plan to raise taxes on more than 40% of Floridians while ending Social Security and Medicare in five years.
Despite the plan being woefully unpopular with nearly everyone in Florida (not to mention the rest of the country), Scott is pressing forward with his “Rescue Plan 2.0,” saying he’d “like to apologize to absolutely nobody.”
In addition to robbing Florida’s seniors of their hard-earned health coverage and monthly Social Security payments, the GOP plan aims to raise taxes on working- and middle-class Floridians who are struggling to fill up their gas tanks and pay for rising housing costs.
What the GOP plan doesn’t do, however, is outline a strategy for tackling inflation. That’s because Republicans don’t have one. Meanwhile, President Biden’s economic agenda has created more than 600,000 jobs in Florida, setting our state on a path towards a historic economic recovery, and House Democrats have passed legislation that would prevent price gouging on gas, even though Republicans all voted against it.
“Rick Scott and Republicans clearly have no clue what Florida’s seniors and working families are actually dealing with. If they did, they would be ashamed to even suggest the idea of ending Social Security and Medicare. Yet that’s exactly what Rick Scott does every time he opens his mouth or goes on TV to promote this disastrous GOP agenda,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Travis Reuther. “President Biden and Democrats have a very different plan that is focused on creating jobs, bolstering Social Security and Medicare, and lowering costs for Florida families.”
- June 10, 2022
- 5:59 am
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