Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) called out President Biden on Sunday for making “dog calls” about Social Security during a fight between Republicans and Democrats over how to pay for the federal program.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rounds said, “I really think there’s a golden chance, and in a bipartisan way, to put Social Security on a long-term plan that would make it better in the future than it is now and make sure it lasts.”
“But you do that by managing it. You do that by actually talking about it and not doing dog calls every time somebody says, ‘Let’s try to address managing it,’” the senator said.
Biden drew heckling from Republicans during his State of the Union speech last week when he said some in the GOP want to “sunset” Social Security and Medicare.
“I’m not saying it’s a majority of you… but it’s being proposed by individuals. I’m not – politely not naming them, but it’s being proposed by some of you,” Biden said as Republicans erupted during the address.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) yelled “liar” at the president, and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) shook his head as he sat behind Biden on the dais. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who wants all federal laws to expire after five years, said later that Biden “twisted my words” and was a “very confused president.”
“You’re calling out President Biden for [what] you called dog calls, trying to scare people. But I guess the question is, didn’t Senator Rick Scott give an opening when you talk about sunsetting every program? You know how tough it is to pass anything through the House and Senate, much less a major government spending program every five years,” Tapper asked Rounds on CNN Sunday.
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