WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Rick Scott, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the below statement on Congressional Democrats’ attempts to impose the largest tax increase on American families and businesses in decades.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington are shameless. Once again, they have shown they will do anything it takes to get their liberal, reckless multi-trillion dollar tax-and-spend wish list, even if it’s at the expense of the American people. As inflation rages and families across the nation struggle to keep up with skyrocketing prices, all Democrats want is to spend and tax more. Democrats claim their $2 trillion tax hike will only hit those making over $400,000 — it’s a complete lie. Projections from the Joint Committee of Taxation show that over the next decade the 40-plus tax hikes they are pushing will raise taxes on Americans making over $50,000. Adding insult to injury, the Democrat tax plan hammers small businesses and family farms with a double death tax and hikes the corporate tax rate, stunting American competitiveness on the global market.
“Of course, while Democrats are happy to punish hardworking families and job creators, they’re working hard to protect their rich friends and donors in blue states. That’s right, while small businesses get hammered, Democrats in Washington are bringing back the SALT carve out to let the wealthy in high-tax states like New York and California write off their sky-high state and local taxes, relying on taxpayers from Florida to bail them out. It’s insane. I will NOT let Florida taxpayers foot the bill to bail out blue states from their own failed policies. We need to call this out for what it is: pure and unadulterated systemic socialism from Biden and the Democrats. I won’t stand for it and will keep fighting every day to defeat the big government, high tax and debt-boosting plans of socialist liberals in Washington.”