Senator Alters Plan After Social Security, Medicare Backlash

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( – Senator Rick Scott has amended his 12-point Rescue America plans to create an exclusion for Medicare, Social Security, or the U.S. Navy from having to sunset all federal legislation in five years.

Both the Democrats and the Republicans have repeatedly criticized Scott’s plan for calling for the sunsetting of all federal legislation in five years. In response, Scott amended Point six of his plan which referred to the sunsetting. The Hill reported that in the new version, he calls for “specific exceptions of Social Security, Medicare, national security, veterans benefits, and other essential services.”

When he addressed Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell, he said that they and President Joe Biden should know that his plan was never going to apply to “Social Security, Medicare, or the U.S. Navy.”

On Friday, Scott published an op-ed in the Washington Examiner in which he said that both Democratic leaders and McConnell were trying to play “gotcha politics” when it came to his plan. He added that he had never supported the cutting of Social Security or Medicare. He continued to say that the claims he had wanted to cut the programs were “a disingenuous Democrat lie from a very confused president.”

He added that all those outside Washington had been perfectly aware of the things that his plan had been aiming to accomplish.

Biden slammed Scott’s plan during his State of the Union address, stating that some Republicans had been trying to get rid of Medicare and Social Security.

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