Earlier this month, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) who serves as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, laid out an 11-part plan that would drastically cut social programs and raise taxes on the poorest Americans.
One of the programs that Scott’s plan would “sunset” is Social Security, which is often referred to as the third rail of American politics; touch it and you die.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Scott was asked about his plan by host John Roberts:
Rather than respond, Scott tried to weasel his way out of actually discussing the specifics of his plan:
But Roberts was having none of Scott’s dissembling, noting:
The senator then began trying to dig his way out:
“Also in the plan, it says we ought to every year to talk about exactly how we’re going to fix Medicare and Social Security. No one that I know wants to sunset Medicare or Social Security. But what we’re doing is we don’t even talk about it. Medicare goes bankrupt in four years. Social Security goes bankrupt in 12 years.”
Flailing badly and trying desperately trying to recover, Scott concluded with this bit of tripe:
“I want to change this country. The woke left controls everything! We’ve got to win.”
The woke left? That the best you got, Rick? If so, you might want to go ahead and concede the 2022 midterms right now.
Here’s the video from Fox News: