In a recent appearance on Breitbart NewsWisconsin Senator Ron Johnson described a legislative plan drafted by Senate Republicans tasked with winning back the upper house, Senator Rick Scott (FL-R), as “a positive thing“And acknowledged that he agreed with”most ofScotts 11 point plan.
A positive thing? Let’s break it down:
- Sunset all federal legislation over five years
- Which would mean that social security would be completely eliminated unless it was re-authorized by a Republican-controlled Senate that had long been hostile to the most successful program ever designed to fight poverty among seniors.
- Which would also mean that Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act would disappear in their entirety unless it was re-authorized by a Republican-controlled Senate that has opposed virtually any legislative effort to extend access to health care and limit costs for a generation.
Senator Johnson has been consistent throughout his career; in fact, his record and rhetoric in both Washington, DC and on the campaign track throughout his political career clearly shows how consistently hostile he has been to federal programs like the ones the Scott Plan would expire.
While Johnson may be consistent, Wisconsin residents have every right – in fact, a responsibility – to question why their senior senator would support a radical rollback of federal programs that have improved the lives of millions since their adoption.
If you happen to catch the senator out on the campaign trail this year, maybe ask him yourself, but be prepared not to like his answer.