Report: Senate GOP Plan Could ‘Sunset’ Social Security & Medicare In Five Years Florida Senator Rick Scott’s proposed Republican agenda would allow for a quick end to programs that most Americans expect to rely on.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
New analysis of Republican Senator Rick Scott’s proposed “Rescue America” plan says it would put programs like Social Security and Medicare at risk.
The Florida senator is pushing for the GOP to use his 11-point proposal as its official agenda should the party regain control of the Senate in the next election. The plan could raise taxes on half of all Americans, including retirees, to ensure that everyone has “skin the game,” as Scott wrote.
Additionally, experts say the plan would allow for a quick end to programs that most Americans expect to rely on. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank writes: “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.”
Despite criticism, Scott, who serves as the head National Republican Senatorial Committee, is standing by his proposal. When asked about Scott’s decision to release his “Rescue America” agenda, a spokesperson said: “He believes that voters do deserve to at least have a conversation about what Republicans would do if we take back the majority.”