Senate

Senate Republicans Root Against American Families

This is a gold mine for us.” Senate Republican campaign committee chief Rick Scott is openly rooting against American families, cheering higher prices due to inflation — all while opposing measures to cut families’ taxes and reduce inflation.

Scott and Senate Republicans are complaining about inflation — and cheering it as a political “gold mine” — they’re simultaneously refusing to do anything about it.

Republicans are broadly opposed to the Build Back Better Act, even though Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and outside experts say the planned investment in American families would “alleviate” inflation as it’s, according to Moody’s Analytics, “specifically designed to ease the financial burden of inflation for lower- and middle-income Americans by helping with the cost of childcare, eldercare, education, healthcare and housing for these income groups.”

“Senate Republicans aren’t just cheering inflation and rooting against millions of American families — they’re also standing in the way of Democratic plans to reduce inflation by passing the Build Back Better agenda, securing tax cuts for 36 million families, and alleviating families’ costs for health care, child care, prescription drugs, education, and more,” said Brad Bainum, American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson. “It’s shameful, partisan politics at its worst from Rick Scott and Senate Republicans — but business as usual from the party that wants more tax breaks for their richest corporate backers, while opposing cuts for working families.”

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