Senator Rick Scott (R-Florida) tried to argue that the Democrats were scrapping the settlement bill, but was called out on Face The Nation.
Transcript by Face The Nation on CBS:
MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, no matter what, there doesn’t seem to be a way to stop a very big win for the Democrats here. I know you’re against it, but expanding access to Medicare isn’t good for states like yours, so I want to urge you to do it. reduce the deficit. CBO says this will save him $100 billion over the next decade. Are there some good ones here for you too?
Sen. Scott: So Margaret, this is my take. Now, this bill is exactly what we should call the Elderly War Law. So this is a war on Medicare. If you look at this This is her $280 billion cut in Medicare. So what happens is that Medicare is busted, and there are senior citizens who don’t have access to life-saving drugs.
Margaret Brennan: – Reducing Medicare costs is not the same as benefits.
Sen. Scott: Margaret, $280 billion must have been spent. It was expected to be spent. It can’t be used up now. And drug companies doing more research won’t be able to spend money on research.
Margaret Brennan: So the responsible Federal Budget Committee called out there your allegations you made repeatedly about Medicare spending that are completely misleading. estimated to be impacted by changes in drug development. So how do you answer it?
Scott was trying to argue that allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs would be a burden for Medicare. Fact checkers have already shut this nonsense down.
Rick Scott, phrasing to anyone who will listen that he plans to cut Medicare and Social Security if Republicans take control of the Senate, claims Democrats are cutting Medicare. It’s laughably dishonest.
Margaret Brennan didn’t play along and spread lies to get Scott out.
It’s rare to see a host on a Sunday show let Republicans say what they want and let it slip, but they’re prepared with fact-checking and pushback.
Rick Scott knows the Republican Senate effort he’s pushing for the midterms is failing, so he’s making up anything to scare voters about inflation cuts.
Mr. Easley is Editor-in-Chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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