Watch: Joe Biden blasts GOP 'Plan to Save America' as a scheme to kill Social Security and Medicare

Watch: Joe Biden blasts GOP 'Plan to Save America' as a scheme to kill Social Security and Medicare
Image via Gage Skidmore.
Bank

President Joe Biden on Tuesday railed against United States Senator Rick Scott's (R-Florida) draconian Plan to Rescue America that he introduced in February which would raise taxes on the middle class and outlines how he envisions dismantling Social Security and Medicare.

Scott is the head of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.

"I won't read through all of it, but it says, 'all federal legislation sunsets in five years. If it is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again,'" Biden recited verbatim during a press event at the White House.

READ MORE: GOP Senator introduces dark right-wing blueprint for the future

Biden then clarified what Scott's extreme proposal really means.

"Translated: if you don't vote to keep it, you don't get it. Now, what do you think they're gonna do when the House Budget Committee starts talking about costs of Medicare and Social Security and why we can't afford it?" he noted of a possible Republican majority after the November midterm elections.

"Folks, you know, the senator in charge of reelecting United States senators, Senator Scott, has proposed a plan where Social Security and Medicare every five years will be on the chopping block. It means every five years, you either cut it, reduce it, or completely eliminate it – Social Security and Medicare," Biden added, emphasizing that "you've been paying into Social Security since the first job as a teenager and you get your paycheck."

Watch below or at this link.

READ MORE: 'I’ll be the majority leader': Mitch McConnell puts Rick Scott and his kooky agenda in their place

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.