WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after President Biden proposed his $6 trillion budget that would take the United States to its highest sustained levels of federal spending since World War II. This is on top of the $7.1 trillion in new spending Biden has proposed in his first four months in office.

Senator Scott has been sounding the alarm on the federal debt for years, and Biden’s reckless spending plans are already leading to an inflation crisis that’s hurting American families.

 

Senator Rick Scott said, “I’ve been warning about the danger of reckless spending for years, and now we are seeing it play out in real life. President Biden’s liberal dreams of big government, big debt and higher taxes are no longer speculation. Today, he rolled out his plans for systemic socialism plainly for all to see. He’s already proposed $7.1 trillion in spending in just four months, now he wants to spend another $6 trillion of America’s taxpayer dollars on top of that – all while holding back needed funding for our military. Biden wants to redistribute wealth, making everyone equally dependent on government, while asking our brave men and women in uniform to go without. It’s systemic socialism, and it’s already hurting American families.

America is in a nearly $30 trillion debt crisis but that won’t stop Biden’s tone-deaf march toward socialism. As the president plans to spend our nation into oblivion, 83% of Americans are already tightening their budget due to inflation pressures. I grew up poor and know what it’s like to watch my family struggle with inflation because of failed government policies and reckless spending. Washington can’t spend like this anymore. Debt has consequences. Massive spending has consequences. Tax increases have consequences. All hurt the America’s poorest families most.

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