Senate

Mitt Romney Says It Outright

It isn’t just NRSC Chair Rick Scott who’s pushing plans to “sunset” Social Security and Medicare

In case you missed it, the headline from Insider says it all:

Insider: Sen. Mitt Romney suggests he’d back cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans

In other words: NRSC Chair Rick Scott’s policy roadmap that “sunsets Social Security and Medicare” is no aberration.

Rather, it’s an early sign that Republicans are getting back to vocally calling for deep cuts to earned benefits and retirement security programs like Social Security and Medicare.

Via Insider

“Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah suggested that he’d favor cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans in a bid to stabilize safety net programs.”

Romney and Scott’s push to gut programs like Social Security and Medicare and reduce benefits for workers who have already paid into the system is nothing new for Republicans.

In recent years, Republican leaders have repeatedly floated cuts and changes to programs like Medicare and Social Security.

  • In 2018, Republicans like Mitch McConnell pushed cuts to Social Security and Medicare to offset the cost of Republicans’ 2017 tax law which gifted billions of dollars in tax breaks to big corporations and the richest 1 percent of Americans.
  • During his failed 2020 reelection campaign, Donald Trump vocalized a desire to target Medicare for cuts. 

More coverage on Romney’s comments:

KSTU-TV: Romney implies he’d support cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans

The Guardian: Romney suggests cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans

Insider: Sen. Mitt Romney suggests he’d back cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans

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