Biden is playing a dirty game.
Following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address there are many Republican leaders who are urging the President to stop saying that there are GOP members who want to cut the two entitlement programs.
Biden in his first stop of his post-State of the Union address tour visited Florida where he spoke about the Republicans wanting to cut the programs again. This has led to escalating tension regarding these programs which are expected to be centered on both Capitol Hill and in the 2024 presidential election.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., during an NBC News interview said that the President had wrongfully alleged that there were people within the Republican party who wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare. He added that this is not accurate and that President Biden was trying to “pin it on” Republicans. He continued by saying that he hoped the President would stop making these statements as they were entirely false.
Scalise said that what he wanted was to strengthen Social Security by putting a stop to the government checks that allow people to stay at home for no reason instead of returning to the workforce.
Biden during his speech at the University of Tampa on Thursday, once again spoke about Sen. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., plan which would aim to “sunset Social Security and Medicare every five years.” He also called out Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., for calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.”