DNC ad slamming Rick Scott targets seniors on Social Security
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Rick Scott
The ads launched on the 87th anniversary of Social Security.

Social Security just turned 87. Now, Democrats are telling voters U.S. Sen. Rick Scott wants it dead.

A digital ad launched Monday by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) targets Florida seniors regarding a controversial Midterm agenda released in February by Scott, Chair of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. That plan originally called for all Americans to pay some income tax and for programs like Social Security to potentially sunset. Scott has since pulled those points from his plan.

But the ad continues to hammer the Senator as he leads the effort to regain a GOP majority in the Senate. In a 15-second digital spot, a narrator lays out the Republican agenda as pictures of Scott and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appear in the background.

“The Republican agenda? Cutting your Social Security and Medicare benefits,” the narrator asserts.

Then more uplifting music, along with pictures of Democratic President Joe Biden meeting with seniors, takes over.

“But Democrats are lowering prescription drug costs for seniors and protecting Medicare,” the narrator continues. “This November, only one party is fighting for America’s seniors.”

DNC officials pointed to the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act as a sign of Democratic policies benefiting seniors.

The ad will hit the Sunshine State as voters are becoming engaged in politics; the ads started running just over a week ahead of statewide Primaries.

The messaging appears to be something Democrats plan to emphasize repeatedly between now and November, when Florida will hold a U.S. Senate race and a Governor’s race.

“Instead of celebrating Social Security on its 87th birthday, Republicans are doubling down on their ultra-MAGA agenda of cutting Social Security and Medicare, which could put the benefits that Florida seniors rely on in jeopardy,” said Jaime Harrison, DNC chair.

“As Democrats are poised to lower prescription drug costs and continue protecting Medicare for seniors, Republicans have rallied behind plans that could slash their hard-earned benefits — showing that only one party is fighting for Florida seniors this November.”

DNC officials note 4.9 million Floridians receive Social Security benefits, and 4.6 million depend on Medicare for health care coverage.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


24 comments

  • Joe Corsin

    August 15, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Lest we forget greasy greasy grifter RICK SCOTT’S fraud case where he pled the fifth like 70 times. Thinks everyone should be taxed in some way so that he can stuff his own fat azz pockets when he scams medicare. Wants poor people and old people to commit suicide if they can’t work for more than a month. Just a rotten hog.

  • Just a comment

    August 15, 2022 at 11:08 am

    We better vote any political figures don’t get anything.i think that’s constitutional

    • Bend

      August 15, 2022 at 2:41 pm

      Rick should not have any benefits .. because that is entitlement

  • Just a comment

    August 15, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Like Rick is saying you no good working class don’t deserve the spit on the gutter

  • Impeach Biden

    August 15, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Democrat talking point 101. Break out this scare fest every election. The Republicans are coming for your social security, Medicare, etc. of course it is BS but they appeal to the uneducated out there.

    • Joe Corsin

      August 15, 2022 at 12:54 pm

      You don’t know your balls from your azzhole 🍩

      • The Rebel Cato

        August 15, 2022 at 1:25 pm

        At least Impeach Biden has a set…your shriveled with your brain AGES ago based on the outlandish and uneducated comments you continue to post here on this website.

        • Elliott Offen

          August 15, 2022 at 9:05 pm

          ^ Also doesn’t know his shlong from his bung hole. Probably terrorist supporter God knows how low these apes have fallen 😆

      • The Rebel Cato

        August 15, 2022 at 1:29 pm

        At least Impeach Biden appears to actually HAVE a set…yours shriveled along with your brain AGES ago based on the outlandish and uneducated comments you continue to post here on this website. I would use a few other words to describe your pathetic attempts to demean and degrade everyone here, but I am not so sure you would understand anything with more than three syllables.

        • Joe Corsin

          August 15, 2022 at 9:04 pm

          Rebel the Cato is smart. Votes for rich people though he is not rich, loves low wage slavery, right wing propaganda, and hates economic mobility. Wishes to return to feudalism, slavery, or right wing grifter dictatorship..aka Trumpism. Hell of a guy. Smart as can be.

        • Elliott Offen

          August 16, 2022 at 12:00 am

          If the shoe fits wear it buddy. You people have de-evolved back into apes. Seek treatment…

      • Impeach Biden

        August 15, 2022 at 2:09 pm

        I’ll put you down as part of the uneducated.

    • Mr. Haney

      August 15, 2022 at 3:12 pm

      Actual fact that the ignorant such as yourself will deny.

  • marylou

    August 15, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Rick will starve seniors and disabled people into working for his rich friends. As he has already said, Rick will eliminate Social Security and Medicare, so that he can force elders back to work and shovel more taxpayer $$ to the Corporate Takers. If you want to keep your earned Social Security and Medicare, Vote Out Republicans!

    • Be STUPID; vote DEMOCRAT

      August 15, 2022 at 1:18 pm

      VOTE DEMOCRAT; join the “PARTY”, Be a MARXIST. YEA!!

      • Mr. Haney

        August 15, 2022 at 3:13 pm

        The Marxist is you. Stop being a coward and admit it.

      • Joe Corsin

        August 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm

        ^ Be a Republican and vote for the rich against your own interests!!! Be one of the dumbest crumb bums in all human history! Low wage slavery is great! Down with economic mobility!! My brain is melted on rich man’s right wing propaganda!!!

      • marylou

        August 16, 2022 at 9:38 am

        p-Rick votes for Socialism of Corporate Costs & Privatization of Corporate Profits. Seniors will pay the price.

      • marylou

        August 16, 2022 at 10:42 am

        Scott’s all for Socialism of Corporate Costs & Privatization of Corporate Profits.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 15, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      Another one drinking the Democrat koolaid. The Democrats say this every election cycle and get the uneducated like you and the Corsin / Offen comedy show to drink it right up.

      • Mr. Haney

        August 15, 2022 at 3:14 pm

        Wrong again oh ignorant one. Scott made the statement last week. Stop being a coward and a traitor and start acting like an American.

      • Joe Corsin

        August 15, 2022 at 9:28 pm

        @Impeach Biden: Educated people don’t vote against their own interests like you do. In another 40 years your children will be cleaning toilets for people like Trump. The South will be a plantation once again…diverse plantation. Again, you don’t know your balls from your ding dong. Seek help..you’ve been abused by the far right.

  • Elliott Offen

    August 15, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Scott’s plan called for voting to continue or discontinue social programs every five years. Only a cave man would assume that this is because he thinks they should continue indefinitely. Fraud Scott’s company had to pay an enormous fine for ripping off Medicare. Because he cannot do so anymore, he wants revenge in some way. He’s a crook. Scare fest? You mean like, ” If you don’t fight like hell…you aren’t going to have a country anymore?” Let’s ask uneducated Ashli Babbitt what she thought about that statement. Break out the Ouija board…

  • tom palmer

    August 15, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Scott’s plan and others has been part of the GOP’s long plan to reverse the work of that commie, traitor to his class Roosevelt. Meanwhile their main campaign tactics involve scaring their base into believing that blacks are going to take your r guns away and date your daughter and that a yellow/brown/black horde is waiting to take over the country if they can find Hunter Biden’s laptop.
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