Senator Rick Scott series with the Heritage Foundation: How Washington Wastes Your Money.

Every other Wednesday, Senator Scott will release an episode highlighting how Washington is failing the American people with its wasteful spending. Senator Scott ran on a platform to make Washington work for families across the nation, and is working every day to make sure taxpayers get the best return on their investment.

Improper Payments

This episode focuses on “improper payments” – payments made by federal agencies that are either the incorrect amount or paid to the wrong recipient. According to the Government Accountability Office, the United States made over $150 billion in improper payments last year – taxpayer dollars that should have never been spent.

Let’s End Washington’s Bad Investments

This episode focuses on return on investment. Every year, Washington automatically spends 70% of its total spending – $3 trillion in taxpayer dollars – on programs that do not receive regular Congressional review. 

Budget Deal is Just Another Example of How Washington Wastes Your Money

On a special THURSDAY edition of Washington Waste Wednesday, Senator Rick Scott released the following video after he voted “no” on the Senate’s massive 2-year budget deal that would add trillions of dollars to our national debt.

More Power to the States = Better ROI on Taxpayer Investment

This episode focuses on how the federal government can stop wasting taxpayer dollars by giving more power back to the states. One example is healthcare. Obamacare proved that a one size fits all approach doesn’t work.

Government Needs to Budget Like a Business; Get Better Return for Taxpayers

This episode focuses on zero-based budgeting. Government should be transparent and held accountable for how they spend taxpayer money.

Taxpayers Win When We Hold Universities Accountable for Student Debt Crisis

This episode covers the student loan debt crisis in America. Right now, Americans are $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, and colleges have no incentive to keep their costs low.  

Congress Shouldn’t Get Paid If They Don’t Do Their Job

This episode covers No Budget, No Pay legislation. If members of Congress fail to do their jobs, which includes passing a budget on time, they shouldn’t get a taxpayer-funded salary. 

The Solution to Affordable Healthcare is Less Government, Not Medicare-for-All

This episode covers the rising costs of healthcare – which became more expensive thanks to Obamacare. Premiums are up. Copays are up. Deductibles are WAY up. Now, the Socialist Democrats are proposing Medicare-for-All, which would ruin the Medicare system and throw 150 MILLION people off the private insurance they like.

The Green New Deal is Best Example of Washington’s Waste

This episode covers the Green New Deal, a socialist Democrat proposal that would cost as much as $93 trillion and destroy the nation’s economy. What socialist Democrats fail to understand is that you don’t have to choose between caring about the environment or growing the economy – you can do BOTH

Sen. Rick Scott: Government Misfires in Funding the Arts

This episode focuses on what happens when Washington gets involved in the arts – waste and misuse of taxpayer dollars. We all can support research and appreciate the arts, but the federal government spends $300 million a year on arts and humanities, including funding expensive projects that don’t provide any return on investment for taxpayers.