WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement as President Joe Biden announced his latest plan to increase America’s debt and raise taxes on American families and businesses.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Democrats in Washington think the answer to every problem is higher taxes and endless deficit spending. They say it’s the only way to achieve progress. It’s a lie and it’s killing America. Today, even as our federal debt climbs toward $30 trillion, President Biden pushed this lie out again when he proposed a massive $2 TRILLION “infrastructure” package along with $2 TRILLION in new taxes. Worse still, President Biden is proposing to dramatically raise taxes in the midst of a global pandemic. Of course, the tax increases he’s laying out today on American businesses don’t include increases to the gas tax or the new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg the idea of a new or increase in the federal gas tax after Senator Scott urged him to take tax increases off the table when considering how to pay for infrastructure improvements. This is the second time Secretary Buttigieg has tried to reverse his position on raising taxes on the American people. In January, Senator Scott asked Secretary Buttigieg about tax increases during his nominee ###