Despite Mitch McConnell’s best efforts to hide their agenda, Republicans keep coming out and unveiling what Republican control would look like. A majority of House Republicans have signed onto their new agenda that confirms Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare. But that’s not all, their new agenda would also ban abortion nationally, and gut critical programs American families rely on.
A group representing the majority of House Republicans released a new agenda that would cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.
Mother Jones: “A little-noticed budget document, the Blueprint to Save America, released in June by the Republican Study Committee, details the group’s priorities. Since nearly 75 percent of Republican House lawmakers are RSC members, these priorities are shared by a majority of the GOP caucus. The 122-page manifesto, containing a laundry list of longstanding conservative desires, calls for significantly reducing the size of America’s social safety net, drastically limiting abortion access nationwide, effectively throwing in the towel on combatting climate change, raising the age requirement to receive full Social Security benefits, cracking down on transgender rights, and making it easier for Americans to carry concealed weapons.”
Mother Jones: “The RSC calls for raising the retirement age by three months per year through 2040, at that point the new age requirement to receive full Social Security benefits for people born after 1978 would be 70. After 2040, the group recommends linking the new retirement age to modern life expectancies, noting increasing life expectancies since monthly Social Security payments were first distributed in 1940.”
This isn’t anything new from Republicans. The only agenda Senate Republicans have put forward could end the Social Security and Medicare guarantees.
Washington Post: “But during the seven weeks of turmoil since Scott dropped a provocative conservative policy bomb on an unsuspecting party — a plan that called for tax increases and expiration dates for all federal laws, including those establishing Social Security and Medicare — he has not once expressed regret. Instead, the former hospital chain CEO and two-term governor, the richest man in the Senate, argues that he owes his detractors nothing.”
The Daily Beast: “At least four GOP candidates in the most important battleground states this fall have either explicitly expressed support for Scott’s plan or have campaigned on the political views that form the foundation of his platform.”
MAGA Republicans keep blowing the door wide open on their agenda and proving to voters exactly what’s at stake in November.