Sen. Rick Scott and The Heritage Foundation Launch ‘Road Trip on a Budget’ Video Series to Highlight Washington’s Debt Crisis

June 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott and The Heritage Foundation announced a new video short series: Road Trip on a Budget. This new series highlights Washington’s nearly $30 trillion debt crisis and what it means for American families. Senator Scott is working to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending and provide a concrete path forward to tackle the nation’s debt, including his Federal Debt Emergency Control Act to start paying down the debt and hold Congress accountable for its awful spending habits.

Senator Rick Scott said, “America is in a debt crisis thanks to decades of wasteful Washington spending. As our national debt nears $30 trillion, we are seeing substantial increases in inflation, which means the prices of every day goods are going up for families in Florida and across the nation. Government shouldn’t work this way. We can get this spending and debt under control and make sure that our debt doesn’t continue to stack up without accountability. It’s all up to us, and I’m proud to partner with the Heritage Foundation for a new series: Road Trip on a Budget, to highlight how we can work together to put America back on a fiscally responsible path forward. Tune in!”

Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James said, “When politicians talk about the national debt and the deficit, most Americans’ eyes glaze over. It’s just not a relatable topic to most people, and discussions often get too far into the weeds. But the fact is, excessive government spending and debt will eventually affect every single American, especially our children and grandchildren, in the form of higher taxes, a slower economy, fewer jobs, and higher prices for nearly everything. The American people deserve to know how rampant government spending is affecting their future. What Heritage and Sen. Rick Scott have done with the ‘Road Trip on a Budget’ series is package this kind of critical knowledge in a format that’s understandable, compelling, and accessible to everyone.”

Watch the first episode HERE or below.