Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) talks with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on the ongoing partisan battle over funding Medicare and Social Security following President Biden’s annual State of the Union address. #CNN #News
In his State of the Union address, President Biden accused some but not all Republicans of wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare. Some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security sunset. I’m not saying it’s a majority. You can see Kevin McCarthy there shaking his head that led Republicans in the chamber to bo
President Biden and call him a l The president did not name names on Tuesday, but yesterday he was in Wisconsi and he identified the Republican lawmakers that he was referencing reading directly from their prop Well, I’m glad you said I got his brochure right here. I has a plan.
Here’s what he says in his plan. Let me get over it up here. Sorry. He says all federal legislation sunsets every five years. If the laws were keeping, Congress can pass it again. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. The president there was referring to Senator Rick Scott. And today he is going to Senator
Scott home state of Florida, where he’s set to give a speech on Social S and Medicare in Tampa. So joining us now for his perspe is that Senator Senator Rick Scott of Florida. Thank you so m For joining us this morning. I think my first question has to
Given the fact that the presiden is now using this as an attack l Was it a mistake to propose this No. First off, nobody believes that I want to cut Medicare or Social Security. I’ve never s I’ve never said in that same pla I said Congress aides to once a
Tell the American public how they’re going to make sure those programs don’t go bankrupt because in the verge of bankrupt And here’s a difference. Screen Joe Biden to me, I have never proposed it in 1975 he has a bill a sunset b and it says it requires every pr
To be looked at virtually at lea every four years. Not not just cost but worthiness And Kaitlyn he said when I argued that we should freeze federal spendin I meant so security as well I met Medicare Medicaid veterans benefits. I meant every single solitary thing in government. So here’s the difference.
I’ve never proposed it. He proposed it in the bill and he fought for it. Year after year after year. You’re talking about what he proposed back in 1975 is almost 50 years ago. But you have said he’s twisting your words. But isn’t that the same thing that what you’re proposing now,
What you rolled out last summer. Mine says mine says clearer my size clearer. You know, if it’s worth keeping, we’re going to keep it in his case. Maybe he proposed a bill that just sunset everything. I’ve I’ve never done that. I’ve been very clear. I am not for cutting Social Security, Medicare.
And that quote says he’s clearly He proposed a year after year after year to reduce Medicare and Social Se year after year. I’ve never done that. I don’t believe in that. I think we’ve got to preserve those benefits. You say he’s twisting your words but he said, quote, Some Republicans want Social Sec
And Medicare to sunset. You wrote, I suggested following all federal legislatio sunsets in five years. If a law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again. You are Republican. Medicare and Social Security are federal legislation. And you said it’s worth keeping. Congress can pass it again. But but no one.
I don’t think has confidence that if something comes up for a every five years, that Congress is going to be abl to make sure it stays, especially something that vitally important to so many I’ve been clear. I’m not going to do it in Congre Let’s remember just what, a few months ago,
All Democrats voted in Joe Biden signed a bill to cut $280 billio out of Medicare to $80 billion cut out of Medicare. That’s not true. Senator, we talked about this. The other day when you were on the program that that was passed in the Inflation Reduction Act. Reducing drug spending is not
Cutting benefits to Medicare. Okay. Let me just read you something Jake Tapper said. This is back when Republicans are proposing reducing the cost of Medicaid. He said, Jake Tapper said, I know the Trump administration is excited that Medicaid will go back to th where they have more control
And can experiment and be more e But without question, $880 billion is a cut. So he said, is it a cut? When you when Republicans do it, but not when Democrats proposed saying what you’re referencing Senator, I looked into this because we talked about it the o
And even the senior VP for a AAR government affairs said this has been fact checked repeatedly and shown to be a lie In fact, this bill saves Medicare nearly $300 billion by lowering the price of drugs. Our drug companies, only drug companies would say that saving people money is a ba
But what about what Jake Tapper I mean, for Jake Tapper said was Jake Tapper due to the Inflation Reduction A I don’t think he was. He was referring to a reduction in costs in Medicaid. So that’s how does it have to do with what what Democrats passed last fall?
This is about lowering allowing to negotiate the prices of drugs Basically, if you’ve budgeted and you’ve go and you go and buy a card, it no costs $12,000. That doesn’t mean you only have It means you just did not spend all $15,000. Right. Caitlin, two things. First off, what they did
This fall is going to reduce life saving drugs. But the Republicans propose was not a reduction in Medicaid It was a cut in. Jake Tapper said that is a cut. So CNN says it’s not a cut if Democrats do it. It is a kind of Republicans.
So I mean, what else can you say I mean, that’s exactly what you’ You know, I see what you’re sayi How, you know, have you talked to Jake Tapper? Why did he say he was a kind of Republicans do Senator I’m not sure that what Jake Tapper said is relevant to what
This particular point is, what you’re claiming about the cost of drugs costing and therefore being a cut. Everyone else has said that is n It’s been fact-checked multiple And they say that that’s simply But okay, so if they if the Senate did the same fact checkers
Go back and look at what Jake Tapper said. I mean I mean, I don’t get I don’t get why if one party proposes efficienci that’s a cut. But if the other party does, it’ not a cut. I mean, unless reducing cut to $90 billi the same is cutting benefits. Correct. Okay, Wolf, look,
It actually is what they did last fall is going to reduce life saving drugs in life saving I understand you’re saying as an impact on dr That is different, though, than saying that they cut Medicare when they’re saving money on the of what those drugs cost to Amer
Okay. But and then why didn’t Jake Tap said that? $88 billion cut Medicaid is a cu I’m sorry, Senator. I don’t think that’s the defense that you think it is. But I want to go back to this po in your proposal on Medicare and Social Security, because you’re saying that that
What your intention was with your proposal last fall. But even Republicans, it came back and came out agains including Senator Mitch McConnel who said we will not have as part of our a bill that raises taxes on half the American people and Social Security and Medicare wit
Even within five years, even Rep If that’s what you were suggesti So let’s first off, I think I cu more than almost any Republicans Taxes and fees 100 times as gove I’ve never supported a tax or fee increase. That’s why number two and I won’t support any. Number two is I’ve been clear,
I will not reduce Social Security, Medicare benefi All right. I been clear and I was clear in my plan that Congress needs to fix Medic I mean, make sure that Medicare and Social Security survive. I said we got to tell them what we’re going to do. All the recipients,
How we’re going to do it. Does that sound like somebody that wants to cut Medicare and Social Security? But in contrast, we have a presi that proposed it time and time time again. And we’ve got Democrats that hav just in the last few months. Senator, if that wasn’t your int
Why didn’t you put an exemption for Medicare and Social Security in your plan? Well, I was I was very clear. It’s my plan. I wrote it. I’ve told people all along what I believe. I fought for Medicare and Social the entire time I been up here. And I’m going to continue
To fight for it. And look, Joe Biden has proposed and he wants to say I have done No, actually, did I oppose it in I didn’t. I wrote to fight it. I wrote the I mean, you didn’t write your pl I wrote the plan. And I’ve been clear about it.
Anybody asked me what I meant. I’ve been very clear. Nobody believes that I have a goal of reducing I don’t know any Republicans that want to cut Medicare Social Security benefits, but I know Democrats that have d and you’ve got a president that proposed it time and time a
Okay. So let’s live in reality. Let’s we are living in reality. And let’s say your plan passes and this happens and then every five years, it’s up for a vote. We’re watching what’s happening with the debt ceiling right now and how some Republicans in your party are trying to use it as leverage
So wouldn’t it basically subject Social Security and Medicare to these potential extortion tac by Republicans down the road? We have 31 half trillion dollars of the debt. If you care about preserving Medicare and Social Security, we will figure out how to start living within our means because there is come
There will be a day in time that we can’t borrow more money. I want to make sure we balance o and preserve Medicare and Social Security. I’ve been clear all along. So what I want to do is get rid of wasteful programs that we never review up here.
They just they just we they get Nobody ever looks at them.
Sorry joe biden has always wanted to cut s.s.look it up
My internets so bad im going to cancel it n not bother unless i find something that actually works consistently.
Scott wasted more money under rump than anyone else ever.
Worst " politician" ever.
We need to stop voting business men into our govt to try n uncontrol industries n rob us all.
Anyone else notice how these wealthy " christians" like the Scott family are all exactly opposite of the teachings of jesus?
"My followers take the same vows as me" never seems to happen. Just average wealth seeking family dolts.
There will be govt death panels, what are private insurance companies? Denying more for profits. Insurance is all robbery now.
If we want our benefits gone well tell our govt employees, they dont tell us.
Interesting that Rick Scott is caught up in another controversy involving medicare. He made his fortune robbing medicare. He belongs in prison, not the senate.
SCREW RICK SCOTT
Rick Scott the biggest theif of medicare scam in history 😂 while worthless to make his own mom 😂
Hes so funny lol
Rick Scott the corrupt criminal who stole from Medicare and Medicaid a billion dollars. What a disgraceful filthy man
You’re full of 💩 Rick Scott!
Rick Scott said the reason for income inequality is bigger government. Rick Scott is lying. He is willfully lying. He is knowingly lying. The reason for wealth inequality is the campaign finance racketeering system. Gatti and nafta. Jobs overseas. The campaign finance system destroyed trade union strength. Rick Scott is an ugly ugly fraud.
Democrats have lost all credibility..
Biden has never even known how to handle his own personal budget…ask his son..lol
Republicans are busted. Rick Scott you can’t backpedal on behalf of your scumbag party. Nikki Haley is running for president and wants to get rid of social security for anyone not already on it. It’s all on video. Representative Rick Allen has said on video that he wants to raise SS retirement age. So blah blah blah you’re full of shit.
When you were the Chief Executive of Columbia/HCA, Scott, the company defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, and other Federal programs and now your priority is to finish the job? Is that right?
Rick Scott is a joke.
Eliminate the public SSA system and make it private. It's unsustainable. It runs out in less than 10 years unless taxes are increased across the board. No thanks
The tongue is the most dangerous deadly weapon on your body .. this is outrageous..
Rick Scott looks like a skin head.very sinnister
After Biden spends all our money into oblivian. China and Russia will dump the dollar and the dollar will be worth 0, so no one will get nothing.
Rick Scott your a lie. Busted
Scott should loose his pay too prick
Rick Scott is a jerk
Last I checked, Jake Tapper isn't in Congress. Rick Scott shouldn't be… he should be selling insurance door to door or wearing a dark suite and scaring kids in the woods.
Cnn left wing media we all know sir
I thought Biden was the stutterer. Look it up this guy was the CEO of a company that cheated medicare out of a billion dollars and got away with it. He took the 5th how many times. Crook!
Rick can take a drink every time he mentions Jake Tapper's name.
Republicans will re-elect this guy, they love voting themselves into poverty as long as they believe the "others" will get twice as worse.
If Rick Scott was smart, he would never utter the work Medicare. I urge everyone to look up his history with Medicare. He is nothing but a white collar criminal lusting for more power.
FiRE GQP🍊RICK SCOTT LIAR….(LIAR is Incoherent LIAR WORD Salads)
Does anyone really think that after opposing Social Security for 80 years, Republicans would not use Sunset laws to gut SS. We have made changes to SS over the years, including the amount of $ contribution we each make, when we are eligible to take SS and how much we get. Do we need to risk a stalemate that would kill SS every five years? Scott knows exactly what the sunset law would do – but will not admit it.
you got to give it to Biden he's a tough old alligator that knows how to fight – with a smile 😁
omg is his argumentation bad 🙄😄
Bernie Sander's SOCIAL SECURITY EXPANSION ACT. Pass it!
Vote Rick Scott out of office.
Rick Scott is the face of evil. Liar. Look at this snake lying on camera.
Hey, people of FL, wake up! Scott is a pathological liar and an embarrassment! My God, do better.
Rick Scott da snake.
Senator. You never fight for the Social Security and Medicare. This is the true you are so ignorant that you are accepted sunset.
CNN journalist he’s not a senator you are the senator you make this decision don’t make excuse it make you look bad why do you act like a child?‼️
Senator stop lying to us. It makes you look so bad you keep lying to us come on now.‼️‼️
It’s not true Joe Biden he never did that you did that even you’ve got the nerve to tell us to denial it. Was your idea even the republican party your party they blaming you what are you talking about? You are telling us 15 years ago.❓❓🤣🤣🤣🤣
OMG stop lying to us. You should apologize even your republican party they blaming you ‼️they don’t want included your idea with them so if I were you I apologize not denial.💔‼️📌
That's the citizens money the government should not be allowed to touch it.
This dude is a such a freakin rat. Imagine proposing a plan that clearly would cut ss, then accusing the other side of doing it.
This chick is freakin awesome and smart
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