Today, the National Review called Republicans out for having no agenda. While they’re right that Republicans have no plan to bring down costs, they’re wrong that they don’t have an agenda. The GOP does have an agenda — and it includes extending tax giveaways for the ultra-wealthy and ending Social Security and Medicare as we know it.
While Democrats stay laser-focused on lowering costs and fighting inflation, Republicans have chosen to side with Big Pharma instead.
Washington Post: “Republican lawmakers… stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients from the [Inflation Reduction Act]… invoking arcane Senate rules to jettison the measure.”
New York Times: “Senate Passes Climate, Health and Tax Bill, With All Republicans Opposed”
While Republicans have no plan to lower costs, they have managed to hatch a wildly unpopular proposal that would jeopardize Social Security and Medicare, which Florida GOP Senator Rick Scott, the man in charge of electing Republicans to the Senate, has doubled and tripled down.
Washington Post Opinion: “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.”
This isn’t just a one-off exception: The Republican Study Committee — which represents a majority of House Republicans — has also proposed a similar plan to end the Social Security and Medicare guarantee as we know it.
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… The 122-page manifesto… calls for significantly reducing the size of America’s social safety net… [and] raising the age requirement to receive full Social Security benefits.”
Let’s be clear: The GOP has absolutely no plans to lower costs and are proposing an extreme agenda out of touch with the American people.
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