Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott blasted Democrats out of control spending plans saying that rising inflation will not slow down the “staggering” amount of taxpayer dollars that Democrats are spending to destroy the economy.
During an interview with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News, Scott said it’s important to look at what happened Thursday in the three-month debt ceiling extension.” Democrats raised the debt ceiling to about $29.2 trillion, and think about this. They raised it by $480 billion, just for two months,” Scott said.
“That means they’re spending, what, $3 trillion more per year than we collect,” he said.
Scott also noted the temporary measure did nothing to help in other areas of the nation’s economy.
“Democrats did nothing to save Social Security. They did nothing to protect Medicare. And by the way, look at this inflation that’s just hurting the poorest families, like my mom growing up. They did nothing to stop this inflation,” the senator said.
He noted that these financial obligations don’t include the Democrats’ efforts to pass a $3.5 trillion spending bill.
“Those numbers are without their $3.5 trillion, which is really a $5.5 trillion bill,” Scott said. “The amount of money the Democrats are spending is staggering.”
Predictably, President Joe Biden has blamed former President Donald Trump for the current debt ceiling situation. He blames his predecessor for every bad thing that happens under his watch.
“The reason we have to raise the debt limit is, in part, because of the reckless tax and spending policies under the previous Trump administration,” Biden said last week.
In contrast, former President Donald Trump released a statement urging Senate Republicans to oppose the debt ceiling extension supported by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“Republican Senators, do not vote for this terrible deal being pushed by folding Mitch McConnell. Stand strong for our Country. The American people are with you!” he said in a statement.
The Senate passed the extension 50-48 on Thursday to extend the government’s funding for two additional months. This means the problem is not going away. Lawmakers have simply pushed the problem off until December for an end-of-the-year battle.
For Democrats, $3.5 trillion might equal zero dollars, but everyone knows that’s not how spending works. Massive spending will lead to major increases in a variety of ways. We’re already seeing the impact of inflation on food, at the gas pump and other purchases.
Keep in mind Democrats have only been in charge of the government for about nine months. In that time, which was supposed to be booming due to a post-COVID recovery, every sector is lagging. People can no longer afford a home, a tank of gas each week, or even to eat meat every night in some cases.
Now Democrats want to pass trillions in new spending to crush the economy for years to come. We don’t need more spending. We need solutions. The only way this will happen is to quit spending and start solving problems by working together to reduce financial burden on the American people who elected them to office.