Sen. Rick Scott’s (R-Fla.) proposed legislation requiring all Americans to pay income tax, regardless of their income bracket, is giving Democrats an opportunity to create a unifying and powerful message against Republicans in the midterm elections, and they are not wasting time in implementing it.
Senate Democrats are trolling their Republican counterparts with a mobile billboard reading “Senate Republicans’ plan: Raise your taxes.” The billboard will circle the building where GOP senators are set to meet for their caucus retreat for six hours, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., the DSCC said, according to The Hill.
Democrats are also taking to the airwaves to hammer Scott and Republicans about the Florida senator’s proposal.
“While Republicans are in their retreat we’ll be making sure everyone knows about their plan to raise taxes on over half of all Americans, including seniors and working families,” David Bergstein, a spokesperson for the DSCC, said in a statement, The Hill reported.
Feeling the heat, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) scrambled to save his party from a potential political landmine, telling reporters last week that Scott’s plan “will not be part of the Republican Senate majority agenda.”
Meanwhile, Scott has defended his plan, while also saying that he will continue to work on it.
Democrats are defending a slim Senate majority this year and are eager to counter an aggressive offensive by Republicans, who need to pick up just one seat in November to retake control of the Senate.