UPDATED 10:33 AM PT – Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) slammed Democrats’ reckless tax and spend policies. Speaking on Capitol Hill on Monday, Scott criticized the left by saying it appeared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had taken control of the Democrat Party.
Scott added the Democrats’ agenda of “systemic socialism” put American families on the hook with higher taxes, skyrocketing debt and raging inflation. He pointed to the Democrats’ new budget outlook by saying the federal government was not living within its means and the left wasn’t trying to balance their spending.
“We’re at a little over $28 trillion worth of debt. I think 28.5 and we’re about to hit 30 trillion. We’ve already passed the debt ceiling,” he explained. “They’re projecting to take our federal debt to $45 trillion. They’re assuming interest rates are going to stay down. They’re assuming in 2031, the annual interest expense will be $1 trillion.”
Scott had been among several GOP lawmakers who were in favor of improving U.S. infrastructure, but in a way he said was fiscally responsible. He argued Congress needed to become more honest with the American people.
The radical Left’s reckless tax and spending spree will make inflation worse and lead to the biggest tax increase in recent history.
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) August 9, 2021
The Senate passed the massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure package on Tuesday in a 69 to 30 vote. The bill would now advance to the House before reaching Joe Biden’s desk.