This is depraved even for Rick Scott

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Rick Scott, one of the most depraved grifters in the Senate who also heads the National Republican Senate Committee and recruits GOP candidates, decided to release an 11-point plan detailing the insanity that will ensue if Republicans take back control of Congress. You could, however, make the case that this is a self-own. Aside from the typical culture war nonsense that Republicans use to fire up their base, Scott decided to throw in a tax plan that would actually raise taxes on most Americans – insisting that everyone be forced to pay some sort of income tax. The plan is really just a way of soaking not just middle class Americans – but also on households with children earning less than $50,000 a year – just so Republicans can keep the disastrous tax cuts in place that they gave to their donors under the former guy.


This is all par for the course for the GOP – but Scott’s real problem is that no one is buying it. His lies were not just debunked by nonpartisan fact checkers, but by part of the GOP’s outrage apparatus, as Scott went on Fox News on Sunday morning to try and spread his nonsense. The problem is, even his conservative host was having none of it – even going so far as to ask why he would propose increasing taxes on half of America and proposing a plan that would sunset all federal legislation after five years – a shortcut that would inevitably kill all the programs the GOP has been coming after for decades should it pass. Scott tried arguing that suggestions of raising taxes were just Democratic propaganda, but it’s clearly in the plan as Fox News Sunday host John Roberts pointed out. The question he asked is one that all Democrats need to be asking throughout the election season: Why do Republicans want to raise taxes on hard working Americans and their families?

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