May 16, 2022

New Campaign Ads Focus on Sen. Scott’s Plans for Medicare, Social Security

A new ad campaign launched this week focused on Sen. Rick Scott’s (FL) plan to “sunset” Social Security and Medicare after five years. Scott is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which recruits and supports Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate.

The proposal in the so-called 11-point “Rescue America Plan” of Scott, a Florida Republican and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is the focus of Facebook ads funded by the Democratic National Committee aimed at seniors in Senate battleground states.

Scott’s plan would require Congress to vote every five years on whether to continue Medicare and Social Security. The Scott plan also calls for raising taxes on low- and middle-income Americans, including retirees who rely solely on Social Security for their income.

President Biden criticized the plan during a speech about inflation on Tuesday, noting that imposing new limits on Social Security and Medicare could endanger the programs in the future.

“Really, ask yourself: How well are we going to sleep at night knowing that every five years, MAGA Republicans — if they’re still the Republican — as I said, this is not your father’s Republican Party — if we’re going to have to vote on whether you will have Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and what amounts you’ll have in each of those programs?” Biden asked.

“Americans need to understand what powerful Republican Senators want to do to the benefits retirees have paid for and earned over a lifetime of work,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “It serves as a warning about the GOP’s agenda for Social Security and Medicare and what seniors could face if the Republicans retake Congress in November.”

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