Fox News Criticizes GOP Plan to Raise Taxes, “Sunset” Social Security and MedicareA Fox News host questioned the Senate Republican Leadership plan to “raise taxes on half of Americans and potentially sunset programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.”

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

A Fox News Host criticized the Republican proposal to raise Americans’ taxes and possibly eliminate critical programs like Medicare and Social Security.

In an interview, Fox News host John Roberts asked Republican Senator Rick Scott about aspects of the Senate Republican Leadership’s plan, including a tax hike that would impact working families and a provision “allowing federal programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to sunset or expire within five years.”

Quoting the Republican plan directly, Roberts questioned the effect it would have. “That would raise taxes on half of Americans,” said Roberts.

Scott claimed that the provision is meant to “fix” Medicare and Social Security, and that the tax hike will ensure that Americans “have some skin in the game.”

Senator Scott has previously refused to answer questions about the plan.