Republican Who Once Proposed Sunsetting Social Security Floats Leadership Bid

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Republican Sen. Rick Scott said Friday that he is "seriously considering" a bid to succeed Sen. Mitch McConnell as leader of the Senate GOP caucus, an announcement that brought renewed attention to his previous support for sunsetting all federal programs every five years—including Social Security and Medicare.

Scott (R-Fla.), who lost a challenge to McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2022, said in an appearance on "The Charlie Kirk Show" that McConnell's decision to step down as Republican leader at the end of the year represents "a big opportunity."

"We could actually have somebody that actually believes in this country and believes in solving the problems of this country running the Senate when we get a majority in November," said Scott, who is up for reelection this year. "We could make big change."

Two years ago, Scott—then serving as head of the Senate GOP's campaign committee—released an agenda under which "all federal legislation" would lapse and require reauthorization by Congress every five years. Critics were quick to note that Scott's plan would entail sunsetting Social Security, Medicare, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other key laws.

McConnell, no friend of Social Security, was among those who pushed back on Scott's proposal, forcing him to belatedly amend it to exempt Social Security and Medicare from the five-year sunsetting process.

Scott, the richest U.S. senator, also proposed hiking taxes on low-income Americans. He dropped the plan after facing backlash.

So far, only Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has officially announced his candidacy for the GOP leadership position, though Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.)—the number two Senate Republican—John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) are other potential contenders, along with Scott.

Prior to his tenure in the U.S. Senate and as Florida's governor, Scott served as CEO of a hospital company that was hit with a total of $1.7 billion in fines for defrauding Medicare. At the time, the Justice Department described it as "the largest healthcare fraud case in U.S. history."
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Rick Scott is a sleazy slime-ball that should have been serving time in the Federal Pen for his Medicare Fraud rather than being in Congress. BTW I was working at one of the hospitals that HCA bought and then closed because it was close to a HCA hospital. This was done while he and his minions declared they would not close the hospital.
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Re: Republican Who Once Proposed Sunsetting Social Security Floats Leadership Bid

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sikacz wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:25 pm To capitalists a hospital is no different than a competing restaurant or store. Buy it and close the competing brand.
You're correct. The CEO we had before the buyout was a man that has a PHD in public Health Administration. He also trained under Edward Demming in TQM, Total Quality Management. Much of the staff had a two week training period in TQM. We just touch on the heavy part but we were using it in patient care and having good success. After the takeover that went away. The new CEO had meetings where he introduces himself as a former high school football coach from Tennessee. He gave us the Ra Ra football team approach. He even looked like the typical high school coach from the comedies overweight sloppy dress likes to shout rather than talk. We knew then the hospital days were numbered.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." ~ Louis Brandeis,

Re: Republican Who Once Proposed Sunsetting Social Security Floats Leadership Bid

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TrueTexan wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 4:06 pm
sikacz wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:25 pm To capitalists a hospital is no different than a competing restaurant or store. Buy it and close the competing brand.
You're correct. The CEO we had before the buyout was a man that has a PHD in public Health Administration. He also trained under Edward Demming in TQM, Total Quality Management. Much of the staff had a two week training period in TQM. We just touch on the heavy part but we were using it in patient care and having good success. After the takeover that went away. The new CEO had meetings where he introduces himself as a former high school football coach from Tennessee. He gave us the Ra Ra football team approach. He even looked like the typical high school coach from the comedies overweight sloppy dress likes to shout rather than talk. We knew then the hospital days were numbered.
Wow, but that sounds exactly like like what a corporation would do. Bring in a loud incompetent and dismantle.
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