Biden hits back at Rick Scott after saying he should quit

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President Biden hit back at Rick Scott on Tuesday after the Republican senator called on him to resign, saying the “man has a problem” while criticizing his “ultra-MAGA” tax proposal.

The president, during his inflation remarks on Tuesday, pointed to a tax plan put in place by Scott, R-Fla., titled “11-Point Plan to Save America,” which proposed raising taxes on the income of Americans.

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“All Americans would have to pay income tax to get in on the game, even if it’s a small amount,” Scott wrote in the plan. “Currently, more than half of Americans pay no income tax.”

The president slammed the proposal, calling it an “ultra-MAGA” plan that would “raise taxes for 75 million Americans” while rolling back programs like Social Security and Medicare.

Scott, R-Fla., on Tuesday, responding to Biden, told Fox News the president was “confused” and had made inflation worse, not better.

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Scott reiterated that the easiest thing Biden could do was step down and said “that’s what he should do because he’s making it worse every month.” “It’s always somebody else’s problem. Biden has the job of president. It’s your job to solve this problem. Biden has no ideas, no plans…we have to bring someone in.” ‘one who can do the job.’

Asked about Scott’s comments on Tuesday, Biden replied, “I think the man has a problem.”

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White House Rapid Response Director Mike Gwin also told Fox News on Tuesday that “Scott doesn’t have a leg to stand on to talk about prices as he continues to lead Congressional Republicans in promoting a MAGA program that would raise taxes for half of Americans and jeopardize retirement benefits like Social Security and Medicare.”

“Putting billionaires ahead of the middle class may make sense when Scott is at Mar-a-Lago, but it’s bad news for working families,” Gwin said, adding that Scott’s agenda “seems too extreme to be believed”.

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The president, for weeks, has been targeting Republicans — particularly his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, and the “MAGA” movement which he says has taken over the GOP.

Last week, Biden, reacting to the leaked majority draft opinion signaling the Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade said, “This MAGA mob is truly the most extreme political organization that has ever existed in American history – in recent American history.”

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Biden’s comments on ‘MAGA’ come after he said last month that the GOP ‘isn’t your dad’s Republican party’, saying he’s moved to a ‘MAGA party’, warning that right-wing politicians “who know better” are “afraid to do the right thing” for fear of losing a primary election.

The White House last week also said the president was “struck” by former President Trump’s “grip” on the Republican Party.

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