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Rick Scott: Damn right Republicans want to raise taxes on the working class and demolish Medicare and Social Security

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If you haven’t spotted the sucker at the table in the first half hour…

The head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee insists on saying the quiet parts loud:

I have committed heresy in Washington. I’ve been in the Senate for only three years, and I have released an 11-point plan with 128 ideas on what Republicans should do after we win the coming elections and take control of the Senate and House. In the real world beyond the Beltway, Republicans and independents demand bold action and a plan to save our nation. They see no point in taking control of Congress if we are simply going to return to business as usual.

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I’ve been told there are unwritten rules in Washington about what you can and cannot say. You can’t tell the public that Social Security and Medicare are going bankrupt. You can’t talk about term limits, because, while voters want them, nobody in Washington does. You can’t talk about balancing the budget or shrinking the debt.

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So, I went out and made a statement that got me in trouble. I said that all Americans need to have some skin in the game. Even if it is just a few bucks, everyone needs to know what it is like to pay some taxes. It hit a nerve. Part of the deception is achieved by disconnecting so many Americans from taxation. It’s a genius political move. And it is bankrupting us.

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The working class, the middle class, are the heroes of America, and they have been carrying the burden alone, while others—including both woke “victims” and some billionaires—pay nothing.

You may not envy the life of a 63-year-old in disability, but remember — they’re WOKE “VICTIMS” who are BANKRUPTING AMERICA!

The context is that Scott’s op-ed is a response not to his critics on the left but to Mitch McConnell, who doesn’t want anyone talking about actual Republican policy preferences. (An ideal policy op-ed for Mitch would take out every word but “woke.”)

Meanwhile, let’s check in at some of the content Bari Weiss dot substack dot com is running when it’s not praising the Republicans as the New Party of the Working Class:

We have to live differently in a crime wave: Los Angeles likes to give me TGIF content. This week, our car was stolen right out of our own driveway. Not a fancy car, just a regular old Honda, but I’d left the key in the cup holder like an idiot (my dad upon hearing this just laughed). In 2014, there were 13,953 cars stolen in Los Angeles. In 2021, it was more than 24,000. In New York, car theft is up 92% between 2019 and 2021.

McConnell and Rubio understand their audience!

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