5 Questions Every Republican Must Answer As They Continue to Obstruct Biden’s Popular Agenda

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While Democrats are hard at work in negotiations to get to the finish line on passing the Build Back Better agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, the GOP has spent nearly nine months proving time and again that they have no interest in helping the people they were elected to serve. Republicans have made it clear that their goal of obstruction for political gain will always trump every opportunity to help the American people.

“Today’s GOP is centered on culture wars, conspiracy mongering, election lies and protecting the bottom line of its wealthy donor base. All this while denying checks in the mail for the middle class during the pandemic and blocking a tax cut for families with children,” said Florida Democratic Party Spokesperson José Dante Parra. “President Biden and the Democratic Party have kept their focus on what truly matters: building an economy that works for everyone and improving the American people’s quality of life.”

As Democrats work to deliver for American families, here are five questions every Congressional Republican in Florida must answer: 

  • Why do Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott protect tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations, which added billions to the national debt, after refusing to support tax cuts for middle-class families?
  • Data has shown that Republican states have benefited the most from the expanded child tax credit, which has helped cut the child poverty rate and is popular among voters. So what do Republicans have to say for their opposition to providing relief for millions of hard working parents?
  • Why don’t Florida Republicans want to lower health care costs for the American people? Because of the American Rescue Plan, people can save, on average, 40% off of their monthly premiums. Yet Republicans in Congress unanimously voted against the American Rescue Plan, and are still opposing President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. 
  • Are Florida Republicans prepared to bring down the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the hopes it will hurt Democrats and President Biden politically, even though there has been decades of bipartisan agreement that our nation needs to make critical new investments in infrastructure? The bipartisan infrastructure bill was approved by 19 Republicans in the Senate, including Mitch McConnell. 
  • Why did Florida Republicans vote against a critical pandemic relief bill which included checks in the bank for American families, aid to small businesses, and resources to safely reopen schools?

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Florida Democrats believe in effective and efficient government that prioritizes quality education, affordable health care, and an economy in which anyone who works hard can succeed.

Most importantly, we believe that we are stronger together. We believe the fundamental American promise — that you can go as far as your own hard work will take you — should shine brightest in Florida.

That is why we champion the middle class and cherish the principle that all Floridians should have the opportunity to work hard and succeed. That is why we will never stop fighting for better public schools, because education is the surest path to a better life for millions.

From standing for affordable health care and better schools to fighting for civil rights and access to the ballot box, Florida Democrats are leading every day to move our state forward.

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