WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, ahead of next week’s hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget on President Biden’s massively reckless $6 TRILLION budget proposal, Senator Rick Scott issued the following statement highlighting the failures of his proposal, its attack on pro-life protections and its consequences for Florida families. The president’s proposed budget, which projects dismal economic growth showing it will do nothing to boost the economy, would take the United States to its highest sustained levels of federal spending since World War II and is on top of the $7.1 trillion in new spending he has proposed in his first five months in office.
Senator Rick Scott said, “President Biden is all in for big government, big debt and higher taxes. Biden campaigned on moderate policies and no tax hikes on working families, but apparently has decided he’d rather be liked by AOC and Bernie Sanders than protect American families. Biden’s budget includes 30 tax increases costing families and businesses nearly $3 TRILLION over the next decade. That’s on top of the already rising cost of living Floridians are dealing with thanks to Biden’s inflation crisis. Even worse, his own budget shows that his plans would do almost nothing to spur economic growth.
“Biden’s budget also strips pro-life protections that for decades have prohibited taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. By leaving the Hyde Amendment out of his proposal, Biden hopes to force Florida taxpayers to fund the widespread destruction of life. It’s a disgusting abandonment of federal policy, which has had bipartisan support for 45 years. As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, I’ll be using next week’s committee hearing to demand answers from the Biden Administration on its obscene attacks on Florida families and how its reckless spending will worsen America’s growing $30 TRILLION debt crisis that is driving up inflation.”