A key talking point in a speech President Joe Biden is due to deliver Tuesday has already been debunked — not least by the Washington Post.
What will Biden say?
Biden is scheduled to deliver a major speech on Tuesday addressing the ongoing economic crisis, which has seen inflation spiral out of control.
After repeatedly emphasizing that inflation is only temporary, Biden will compare his plan to deal with the economic crisis – which has led to record gas prices and skyrocketing inflation – to a Republican plan.
“He will detail his plan to fight inflation and lower costs for working families, contrasting his approach with Congressional Republicans’ ultra-MAGA plan to raise taxes for 75 million American families and end programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.” , a White House official told CNN on Sunday reported.
But what is the truth?
Biden is referring to a policy proposal Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) introduced earlier this year.
The page 60 “11-Point Plan to Save America” offers more than 100 proposals that Biden claimed would raise taxes on millions of Americans (mostly Americans who don’t pay income taxes now), and it proposes suspending all federal laws after five years. Scott believes that if a law was good enough to pass once, it should be good enough to pass again.
The problem for Biden, however, is that Scott’s plan is not the official policy of “Congress Republicans” — and very far of it, in fact.
The Washington Post fact checked Biden’s claim last month concluding it is not true. The Post explained:
Scott’s tax plan is certainly ripe for political fodder, but the White House is pushing its luck here. Scott is a Republican, and he’s in Congress and part of the GOP leadership. But his snippet of an idea as it stands cannot be called a “Republican Congress” plan. No legislation has been drafted, and no other Republican lawmakers have announced their support.
One cannot immediately assume that every person in a political party will support a proposal made by a prominent member.
In fact, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has strongly denounced Scott’s plan.
“We’re not going to have a bill on our agenda that taxes half the American population and shuts down Social Security and Medicare within five years,” McConnell said called March. “That will not be part of the Senate Republican majority’s agenda. Instead, we will focus on what the American people are concerned about: inflation, energy, defense, the border and crime.”
Glenn Kessler, the Post reporter who wrote this fact check, reacted on Biden’s forthcoming speech, observing that the President will repeat a debunked “false allegation.”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-plan-attack-republican-inflation-already-debunked Biden’s plan to attack Republicans in speech on inflation has already been debunked… from Washington Post: ‘False Claim’