GOP Senator Rick Scott opposes tax hike after promulgating tax increase plan

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) on Tuesday denied a plan to raise taxes on millions of Americans even after setting out the GOP agenda that would make it happen.

Scott’s “The 11-point plan to save America,” was released earlier in the day, calling on more than half of Americans who don’t pay income taxes to “pay some income tax to have skins in the game.”

However, when asked about his blueprint for running if the GOP takes back Congress by midterm in 2022, Scott told Sean Hannity that raising taxes is not on the agenda.

“By the way, did you see Chuck Schumer saying your plan is to raise taxes on more than half of all Americans?” asked the Fox News host. “I don’t see that in your plan. Do you already have that in your plans? Is that invisible ink in the copy I received? “

“Of course not,” Scott replied, claiming that as governor of Florida, he had “cut taxes and fees hundreds of times.” Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY), he added, is “ready to use every penny you have.”

But Scott’s plan, not Schumer’s, was heavily criticized after it went viral online. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tweeted Tuesday afternoon that it “does not include a middle-class discount offer.”

ONE Washington Post analysis Scott’s plan cites the Tax Foundation’s finding that by 2020, 61% of Americans will pay no income tax. Many of these are lower-income earners or social security retirees.

Scott, who was challenged last year on tax issues and the national deficit, included in his planning goals that viewers of Hannity’s show will likely agree on, like border wall finishing and named it after former President Donald Trump, banned all disclosure of race on government forms, stopped “leftist efforts to make elections rigorous” and deemed “secularism”. society” as a “foreign warrior”. Scott was also interested in public school students saying the Pledge of Allegiance, standing singing the National Anthem and saluting the flag — strange requests from someone who attacked? the impact of “big government” on individual liberties.

In any case, Scott seems to believe this is for the better.

“That’s what our parents taught us, right? Say an oath of allegiance, salute the flag,” he said.

“We have the greatest country in the world. We have great Founding Fathers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison. They have given us more opportunities for success than anywhere else in the world. We should be color blind. We should not ask people what color their skin is, their race. Why does the government do this? We should not separate ourselves, but put us together.” GOP Senator Rick Scott opposes tax hike after promulgating tax increase plan

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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