Joe Biden continues to namecheck Rick Scott in GOP criticisms

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'He has a plan that would put Medicare on the chopping block every five years.'

President Joe Biden continues to reference Sen. Rick Scott in his critiques of Republican economic policy, with the latest example being Saturday on his Twitter feed.

Biden broadcast a video defending his Inflation Reduction Act, in which he spotlighted Scott as seeking to put Medicare “on the chopping block.”

“Fifty-seven years ago, President (Lyndon) Johnson signed Medicare into law. Since then, Republicans have been fighting it. Today it’s Sen. Rick Scott from Florida. He has a plan that would put Medicare on the chopping block every five years,” Biden said.

“Think about that. Do you want to give Republicans in Congress who are pushing and pursuing the MAGA policies, the power to eliminate Medicare every five years?”

The latest Biden video continues a feud that seems to suit the President and the first-term Senator from Florida well, with Scott’s now 12-point plan to rescue America serving as a flashpoint.

Back in May, Biden was goaded into reacting to Scott calling for his resignation during a press conference at the White House, after remarks centered around Scott’s proposal to expand income tax and periodically review whether entitlement programs should still exist.

“I think the man has a problem,” Biden said of the Florida Senator.

Biden has contended, meanwhile, that the “ultra-MAGA” Scott offers an example of “why elections matter” for Democrats. A video released earlier in July on Biden’s Twitter account spotlighted Scott yet again, along with Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

“This is why elections matter,” the President warns, in footage from a recent speech.

The video actually begins with Scott. Juxtaposed images of Biden and the Senator begin the 30-second clip.

“The Ultra-MAGA Republicans,” Biden said. “They’re coming after your Social Security. They’ve written it down!”

Scott has previously contended that Biden is “obsessed” with his plans, but national polling indicates why Biden is so comfortable using the Senator as a foil.

According to a national survey of 2,005 registered voters from Morning Consult and POLITICO, Scott is underwater with virtually all demographics, except self-identified conservatives and Republicans.

Independent voters were notably sour on the Senator in the May poll. Just 12% of them approved of Scott, with 29% disapproving. Men particularly were opposed to Scott, with 36% of male independent voters regarding him unfavorably, a staggering -25 with the demographic.

See the new Biden video 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


21 comments

  • Don’t Look Up

    July 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    The MAGA crowd would like you to believe that today’s incompetent heartless Republican Party represents their and America’s best interest.

    Recent Republican bills rejected:

    Accommodations for our Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with health related problems connected to toxic chemical burn pit fires.

    Rejection of Build Back Better funding for Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices.

    Rejection of placing a $2000 limit on an senior citizen’s annual medicines.

    Rejection of common sense gun legislation.

    VOTE REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE.

    Reply

    • Jerry

      July 31, 2022 at 12:33 am

      Democrats loaded all those bills with pork. That’s what they do, they find bills that are popular and then tack on their corrupt deals and pork projects.

      We are $30 trillion in debt, bro. You think money grows on trees? We’re broke! We can’t keep printing the money. The value of the currency is being destroyed now because of that. Our great-grandkids are going to still be paying for today’s overspending. Even jacking up the taxes won’t fix this. We need to CUT the budget. The government needs to shrink. It’s too big and too expensive to maintain. The fed chairman even said this path is unsustainable. You want to keep this up….go ahead. You are going to crash the economy. It’s not politics, it’s mathematics. We don’t have the money to keep up this level of spending.

      America was never designed to have a massive federal government that has absolutely no control over how much money it spends.

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      • marylou

        July 31, 2022 at 9:50 am

        We need to TAX the TRASH that’s living off the working taxpayers. It would not be “jacking up”, just returning to previous more sustainable rates for corporations and the rich– who disproportionately benefit from government spending.
        The Fed chair is trying to LOWER WAGES of the people who are doing the actual work–rather than taxing RECORD CORPORATE PROFITS (aka GREED).
        What our great-grandkids will be paying for is the irreversible damage to the environment caused by oily, greasy fuel. That’s what needs to stop. If these corporations were forced to pay to clean up their damage, they would right away find something clean to sell. And, it would decrease government spending. America was never designed to socialize the costs and privatize the profits for Corporations. If you want to cut spending, start there. Cut CORPORATE WELFARE.
        Scammy Scott got rich off Medicare Fraud. He shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the program.

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      • marylou

        July 31, 2022 at 10:43 am

        “Our great-grandkids are….”
        Your grandkids are out in the street protesting for a livable planet—all around the world.

        Universal healthcare–like every other industrial country, paid leave, childhood & college education, livable minimum wage, gun laws, rent limits, windfall taxes, birth control access, reproductive rights, marriage equality, clean planet, free and fair elections, money out of government….

        Put down The Economist, and look out your window, Jerry

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  • Tom

    July 30, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Democrats cut Medicare and Medicaid under emperor Obama and hands out Biden. So you are stupid and ignorant, daily double winner.

    Manchurians text book has been edited by Soros. Talking pts strictly enforced.

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    • Joe Corsin

      July 30, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      Trump sat on his balls while the economy overheated…now we have Trumpflation.

      Reply

      • Tom

        July 30, 2022 at 6:58 pm

        Total ignorance from corsin Alex. Don’t look, Olivia and idiot Elliot, the
        Bureau of labor, January 2020, inflation was 1.4%.

        Dem Dum Soros Manchurian passed spending bill authorized $1.9 billion, Dems are drunken sailors.

        Inflation sky rocketed from that point on. Facts are overwhelming for you Manchurians.

        LMAO. You own the recession and economic disaster. You will lose 50 house seats, 6 senate seats, Marco & Ron win bigly, super majority in Florida legislature and net 5 new governorships, majority state legislatures. Annihilation.

        Reply

        • Joe Corsin

          July 30, 2022 at 7:57 pm

          ^ Complete gibberish sprinkled with childish nonsense and stupidity…

          Reply

          • Tom

            July 30, 2022 at 11:20 pm

            Ass wipe, stop sucking self.

      • Jerry

        July 31, 2022 at 12:58 am

        Inflation is being caused by 30 years of government overspending. As well as this administration trying to destroy our entire energy sector. And what are Democrats in Congress doing about it? They keep spending money.

        Gas and energy prices rising is 1000% Joe Biden. He has cancelled pipelines. He has cancelled drilling permits. He has halted exploration and mining. He has created supply bottlenecks which has caused prices to soar. That was not Trump that did that. When Trump was president, America was an energy EXPORTER. We were actually selling energy to other countries because we had so much of it. Now we have our senile president going to Saudi Arabia and begging them for more oil. Seriously, Biden is a joke! He is the worst president we have had since Jimmy Carter!

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        • Joe Corsin

          July 31, 2022 at 7:59 am

          Trump increased the debt…Bush increased the debt. Good point

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          • Tom

            July 31, 2022 at 9:33 am

            Stop engaging in incest Corsin.
            Makes you mental.

        • Tom

          July 31, 2022 at 9:34 am

          Passed Carter, Now Herbert Hoover.

          Reply

          • Joe Corsin

            July 31, 2022 at 7:02 pm

            Reported to FBI for terror threats…

  • Tom

    July 30, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Democrats cut Medicare and Medicaid under Obama and Biden.

    Manchurians text book has been edited by Soros. Talking pts strictly enforced.

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    • Joe Corsin

      July 30, 2022 at 3:49 pm

      ^ Antisemitic conspiracy theorist… possible neo nazi terrorist. Report to FBI!!!!

      Reply

  • Elliott Offen

    July 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Rick Scott would destroy the USA in a matter of months. There would be upheaval and social unrest the likes of which humanity has never seen. There would be mass slaughter. Sadly the GOP thinks this would accomplish something…

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  • Olivia

    July 30, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Rick scott is a serpent from hell and needs to be rid of from harming more innocent people…the rest of republicans too ted cruz lindsey graham ton johnson ron desantis marco rubio John Kennedy marsha Blackburn familiarize yourself with their wicked destructive thinking and behavior they only want to promote the wealthy and escape taxes for themselves and find every dirty angle to steal our money. VOTE BLUE YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY !!!!

    Reply

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    July 30, 2022 at 8:27 pm

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  • Just a comment

    August 5, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Yes as you see money is not everything.
    I have not heard cut the school lunch programs yet or Medicaid or child welfares
    All I judged and hear is put the old goat’s to pastures and let those non producing fragile people stick it with there payments

    Reply

    • Just a comment

      August 5, 2022 at 4:25 pm

      Yes let’s remove all government pension while Rick is at it

      Reply

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