I will be Rep. Michael Waltz's Democratic opponent on November 3rd, 2020 (after we win the August 18th primary) for the U.S. House of Representatives race for Florida’s 6th district.
I will say that Waltz does a better job than our former congressman and now governor, Ron DeSantis, of visiting the district. Waltz's undercover congressman series is a hoot. Other than that, he's pretty useless and don't forget he was a never Trumper in 2016. These are actual quotes from this TV ad Waltz starred in. It didn't support any particular GOP candidate. It was just a warning about Trump.
Michael Waltz: Don’t let Trump fool you. Look into his real record, and stop Trump now.
Michael Waltz: He essentially called anyone who is captured in combat a loser. It’s something that I personally can’t stomach.
Also, Waltz wants to cut your Social Security and Medicare. He said so himself in this August 2018 Republican primary debate. Watch for yourself here.
Michael Waltz: The way to get a hold of it, and, and, this is what we’re gonna have to do, we’re gonna have to go after the non-discretionary portion: The entitlement reform portion. We’re nibbling around the edges with all of these other cuts. That’s the part that we have to go over. We need politicians that get up there and have the guts to go after it. It’s one of the reasons I’m on the record for term limits. It’s that you get in there, you get stuff done, and you get back to the real world. That’s what our founding fathers intended.
Moderator: Just to, uhh, clarify one thing though: If we go after entitlements, what does that amount to? Uhh, if you cut, let’s say, and what are those entitlements? Is Social Security an entitlement?
Michael Waltz: Yeah. [Dissent from audience]
Disastrous, failed Republican leadership and policies have resulted in over 120,000 dead Americans, 45 million lost jobs, many trillions of dollars of American prosperity squandered, a horrendous unemployment system that leaves many Floridians suicidal and homeless, and the greatest transfer of wealth to the richest people and largest corporations in modern history. On November 3rd, 2020, vote for Joe Biden and Richard Thripp. The Democratic party isn’t perfect, but at least we are headed in the right direction.
Dr. Richard Thripp is a 28-year-old husband, father, teacher of teachers, and Progressive Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Florida’s 6th congressional district. Learn more at ThrippForCongress.com.
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