In a brief speech marking President Joe Biden’s first year in office, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott slammed the administration for making things demonstrably worse for average Americans.

Sen. Scott Recalls A Time When Then-Sen. Biden Wanted To Sunset Social Security, Medicare

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Thursday trolled President Joe Biden for his past stances on federal spending on Medicare and Social Security.
TFP File Photo

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Thursday trolled President Joe Biden for his past stances on federal spending on Medicare and Social Security.

The Florida Republican issued several tweets reminding readers of Biden’s past attempts to freeze spending on the government’s biggest social welfare programs.

On Thursday afternoon, as Biden visited Florida to spread more falsehoods about the GOP’s plans, Scott offered Biden the opportunity to “pick the time and place” of a debate on Medicare and Social Security.

Just a few hours later, Scott reported that Biden had refused.

In the news: Rep. Gaetz Files Bill To Urge Peace In Ukraine, Citing U.S. “Fatigue”

“Makes you wonder if he’s more afraid of facing me or facing himself,” Scott tweeted.

With that tweet, he included a video clip of a 1995 speech Biden gave on the Senate floor, in which he argued for freezing all government spending, including on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans’ benefits.

Scott also responded to a Biden tweet. “I know that for a lot of Republicans on the Hill, their dream is to cut Social Security and Medicare. Well, let me say this. If that’s your dream, I’m your nightmare.”

With the clip of Biden’s 1995 speech, Scott added, “I don’t know who @JoeBiden could be talking about except for himself. He’s right; proposals like his are a nightmare…”

“@JoeBiden is a TOTAL hypocrite,” Scott added later. “Here’s the truth: Biden has fought harder to cut Social Security and Medicare than he has to secure our border or restore our economy.”

To bolster that point, The Hill on Thursday reported that Biden “as a first-term senator in 1975 introduced a bill that would have limited budget authority for all federal programs to between four and six years, which experts say would have required new legislation to fund Medicare, Social Security and other federal programs.”

In the news: Report: Lefties On “The View” Lash Out With Lies At DeSantis

“The Biden measure bore striking similarities to the plan Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) unveiled in 2022 to sunset all federal legislation after five years — which is now at the center of a political firestorm.”

The Hill’s report also noted how far Biden has swerved from his original time in office.

When he introduced that bill, Biden said, “One thing that we must do is to begin reviewing existing programs to determine whether they are still effective and whether they are worth the money that we are putting in them. We must eliminate the wasteful ones.”

“One thing that we have all observed is that once a federal program gets started, it is very difficult to stop it, or even change its emphasis, regardless of its performance in the past,” he added.

Biden today has added $4 trillion to the national debt and, as shown by the State of the Union speech Tuesday, keeps promising to spend even more.      

“I always wondered why President Biden was so insistent on lying to attack me. Now we know: he’s a hypocrite with a guilty conscience,” Sen. Scott said on Twitter.

“He actually did what he is falsely accusing me of doing. I don’t have a bill to sunset Medicare and Social Security, but Joe Biden did.”

Android Users, Click Here To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook Here Or Twitter Here. Signup for our free newsletter by clicking here.


Login To Facebook From Your Browser To Leave A Comment