Do The GOP #OHSEN Candidates Support Rick Scott’s Working-Class Tax Hike?
February 22, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, U.S. Senator Rick Scott, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), admitted the GOP’s plan if they retake the majority is to hike taxes on working Ohioans and retirees.
According to the Washington Post, Scott’s plan “calls for new taxes on tens of millions of Americans,” which could include a tax hike that falls disproportionately on the shoulders of working-class Ohioans. If he had his way, Scott’s tax hike could even mean tax increases for retirees, who are already living on a fixed income after they spent years paying into Social Security and Medicare.
It’s also important to note what isn’t mentioned in Scott’s proposal. MSNBC’s Steve Benen says, “Scott offers nothing on health care, child care, ideas on how to curb inflation, or even an explanation as to how he would go about pursuing his ostensible, wildly unrealistic ideas.”
Every one of the out-of-touch millionaires vying for the GOP nomination in Ohio’s Senate race needs to come clean and tell Ohioans whether they support their party’s baffling scheme to hike taxes on hardworking Ohioans and retirees.
“While working families are already feeling the squeeze from rising costs, Republicans are freely admitting they plan to raise taxes on the people who can least afford it. Not one of the out-of-touch extremists running for U.S. Senate in Ohio has dared to break with their party on these reckless tax hikes for hardworking Ohioans – because, unsurprisingly, the only people they’d answer to in Washington are their fellow millionaires and well-heeled special interest friends,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.