Democrats bet seniors won’t like Rick Scott plan to ‘rescue America’

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Florida oldsters will see the spot on Facebook.

National Democrats are continue to make political hay out of the controversial policy proposals from Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott.

The Democratic National Committee’s digital ads, launching Thursday, will run on Facebook and target Florida senior citizens. The campaign aims to make them aware of provisions in Scott’s “11-point plan to rescue America” Democrats say would lead to the sunset of Social Security and Medicare.

“Florida seniors depend on the Medicare and Social Security benefits they’ve been paying into for decades to access life-saving care and afford basic necessities — and Republicans are putting their right to these hard-earned benefits in jeopardy. Without these crucial programs, more than 4.6 million Floridians could stand to face higher costs, and Democrats are committed to spending every day between now and November making sure that voters know it,” said DNC States Communications Director Brooke Goren.

Scott has said he wants to review the programs to ensure their continued solvency, but such explanations are sidestepped in the latest Democratic hit on the Senator’s proposal.

The spot chops up sound from a Scott appearance on Fox News Sunday, when he bristled at tough questions about the proposal from host John Roberts. The material tracks closely with an ad buy in Washington, ahead of a Scott speech to The Heritage Foundation earlier this year promoting the plan.

Scott, meanwhile, has his own ad buy starting Friday to promote the plan, in an effort to capitalize on a recent surge of earned media, with President Joe Biden denouncing the plan as an “ultra-MAGA agenda“ and attempting to make the Scott presentation a stand-in for Republicans writ large.

Tuesday saw Biden give a speech at The White House where the President bashed the Scott plan yet again, insulting Scott when asked about the Senator’s suggestion that Biden resign because the President is, in Scott’s words, “unwell.”

“I think the man has a problem,” Biden said of Scott, the current chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

See the Democratic spot below.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


8 comments

  • Gloria Buchanan

    May 12, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    I am a senior in Florida I totally approve of the 11 point plan. You are wrong about seniors my neighborhood is full of seniors and we support this.

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    • Dee

      May 12, 2022 at 4:18 pm

      I am a,so a senior in FL and I do not want to worry that every 5 years Medicare and Social Security will sunset and need to be voted back in. I am pretty sure changes would not be good for seniors. According to polls when this is explained a very, very large majority of seniors do not want this to pass.

      Reply

    • Denise

      May 12, 2022 at 6:45 pm

      Keep voting against your own interests! 🤦‍♀️

      Reply

  • Wilhelm Strateff

    May 13, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Any senior that approves of the plan to rob us of our dignified retirement we paid into our whole lives is a moron.

    Reply

    • Teri

      May 13, 2022 at 9:54 am

      Where I his plan does it say ANYTHING like that!

      Reply

      • Wilhelm Strateff

        May 13, 2022 at 11:46 am

        points 6 & 7. It’s common knowledge that republicans hate any and all public assistance programs. Read between the lines. This coming from a millionaire that made a lot of his money defrauding the taxpayers via medicare fraud and as a result pays very little if any taxes himself.

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  • Ocean Joe

    May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    If you need proof of Scott’s real intentions just remember what he did as governor to the state unemployment compensation fund. He redesigned it to fail, to make it so difficult to apply for relief, workers would be discouraged from doing so. Even Desantis and Gruters griped about it. Florida workers who were required to pay into it were frozen out of it. He has no business holding any office of public trust.

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  • Diane

    May 16, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Rick Scott makes big money as he and his wife own Lab Cor. He has tried to defraud Medicare and medicade….he pays very.little tax
    And makes.big money….he lies and
    Goes along.w/ the big LIE…he knows better and lavished in the money….he is big buddies w/ Trump….and cheats shot every turn..another Donald Trump…a sicko!!!

    Reply

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