Republican Responds to Biden’s Midterm Statements
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) has said that the GOP is not planning on cutting back Social Security or Medicare, noting that he doesn’t know a single Republican who would support either of those two programs being neglected. This comes after Joe Biden claimed that Republicans would do exactly just that.
In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” Scott stated that he would fervently fight for social programs, acknowledging the belief that many Americans have in said programs. Scott’s ultimate goal will be to ensure that these programs are preserved while the government cuts down on government spending.
In February, Scott presented his program for the reduction of government spending, assuming Republicans manage to win back the majority. His 11-point plan calls for federal legislation to be phased out after five years. He also wants Congress to issue a yearly report on what they will be doing after the funds for Social Security and Medicare are exhausted.
Currently, the expectation is that Social Security funds will be depleted around 2035, while Medicare funds will be depleted around 2028.
Democrats have repeatedly said that Republicans would actively try to cut Medicare and Social Security. This has been the main point that they have been employing along the campaign trail.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has not made any comments regarding the social programs being cut. He has said that while he is not aware of Scott’s plans, Republicans are committed to securing and saving Medicare.
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