UPDATE 8.22.22: The Democrats have finally passed their long-awaited reconciliation bill, calling it the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Sen. Rick Scott is calling it “a war on Medicare.” Olafimihan Oshin reports at The Hill:
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) voiced his opposition to the landmark climate, tax and health legislation the Senate is in the process of voting on, characterizing the bill as a “war on Medicare.”
During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Scott was asked by moderator Margaret Brennan if there was anything he considered good in the legislation, noting that it expands Medicare access that benefits his state and that it aims to reduce the deficit, which Republicans normally call for.
“Here’s the way I look at it. Right now, this bill actually ought to be called the war on seniors act. I mean, this is a war on Medicare,” Scott said.
UPDATE 5.2.2022: According to Sen. Rick Scott, since he released his Rescue America plan, Joe Biden and Democrats have become obsessed with it. Florida Politics reports:
Sen. Rick Scott warned Thursday that Joe Biden has become “obsessed” with his policy vision to distract from the President’s own failures.
Scott accused Biden of said “obsession” a few hours after Biden bashed Scott’s 11-point plan to “rescue America” in an email from his press office.
“Today, in response to a horrific GDP report showing 1.4% annualized decline, the President issued a desperate statement lying about my plan to rescue America and calling on Congress to pass legislation to bolster U.S. supply chains, lower the federal deficit and stop inflation,” Scott said.
“That’s rich coming from the man who is single-handedly responsible for historically high inflation, wants to raise the federal debt to $45 TRILLION, has no plan to balance the budget and whose failed leadership is pushing our nation into an economic recession where the labor participation rate is shockingly low,” Scott added.
Originally posted on February 23, 2022.
During the 1994 congressional campaign, Newt Gingrich and the GOP signed what they called the “Contract with America.” It was a 10 point plan outlining the priorities the GOP would focus on if the American people gave them the privilege of controlling the House. The GOP won the House in a landslide and was eventually able to pass some of what was included in the contract, despite facing a Democratic president in the White House.
Now, Sen. Rick Scott has created a new plan for the GOP to campaign on in 2022. It’s called the Rescue America plan, and relies on eleven major points. They are:
Our kids will say the pledge of allegiance, salute the Flag, learn that America is a great country, and choose the school that best fits them.
We will inspire patriotism and stop teaching the revisionist history of the radical left; our kids will learn about the wisdom of the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the founding fathers. Public schools will focus on the 3 R’s, not indoctrinate children with critical race theory or any other political ideology.
2. Color Blind Equality
Government will never again ask American citizens to disclose their race, ethnicity, or skin color on any government form.
We are going to eliminate racial politics in America. No government policy will be based on race. People “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” We are all made in the image of God; to judge a person on the color of their epidermis is immoral.
3. Safety and Crime
The soft-on-crime days of coddling criminal behavior will end. We will re-fund and respect the police because, they, not the criminals, are the good guys.
We will enforce our laws, all of them, and increase penalties for theft and violent crime. We will clean up our cities and stop pretending that crime is OK. We have zero tolerance for “mostly peaceful protests” that attack police officers, loot businesses, and burn down our cities.
We will secure our border, finish building the wall, and name it after President Donald Trump.
Nations have borders. We should give that a try. President Trump’s plan to build a wall was right. We welcome those who want to join us in building the American dream, immigrants who want to be Americans, not change America. We are a stronger nation because we are a nation of immigrants, but immigration without assimilation makes us weaker. Politicians from both parties talk big about border security and do nothing. We are done with that.
5. Growth / Economy
We will grow America’s economy, starve Washington’s economy, and stop Socialism.
Socialism is un-American and always leads to poverty and oppression. We will stop it. We will shrink the federal government, reduce the government workforce by 25% in 5 years, sell government buildings and assets, and get rid of the old, slow, closed, top-down, government-run-everything system we have today.
6. Government Reform and Debt
We will eliminate all federal programs that can be done locally, and enact term limits for federal bureaucrats and Congress.
Many government agencies should be either moved out of Washington or shuttered entirely. Yesterday’s old government is fundamentally incompatible with the digital era. The permanent ruling class in Washington is bankrupting us with inflation and debt, so they must be removed. For you to have more, Washington must have less.
7. Fair Fraud-Free Elections
We will protect the integrity of American Democracy and stop left-wing efforts to rig elections.
Today’s Democrat Party is trying to rig elections and pack the courts because they have given up on Democracy. They don’t believe they can win based on their ideas, so they want to game the system and legalize voter fraud to stay in power. In true Orwellian fashion, Democrats refer to their election rigging plans as “voting rights”. We won’t allow the radical left to destroy our democracy by institutionalizing dishonesty and fraud.
We will protect, defend, and promote the American Family at all costs.
The nuclear family is crucial to civilization, it is God’s design for humanity, and it must be protected and celebrated. To say otherwise is to deny science. The fanatical left seeks to devalue and redefine the traditional family, as they undermine parents and attempt to replace them with government programs. We will not allow Socialism to place the needs of the state ahead of the family.
9. Gender, Life, Science
Men are men, women are women, and unborn babies are babies. We believe in science:
Men and women are biologically different, “male and female He created them.” Modern technology has confirmed that abortion takes a human life. Facts are facts, the earth is round, the sun is hot, there are two genders, and abortion stops a beating heart. To say otherwise is to deny science.
10. Religious Liberty and Big Tech
Americans will be free to welcome God into all aspects of our lives,
and we will stop all government efforts to deny our religious freedom and freedom of speech. The Democrat Party and their Big Tech allies are not merely secular; they have virtually created a new religion of wokeness that is increasingly hostile toward people of faith, particularly Christians and Jews. They are determined to drive all mention of God out of public view. We will not be silenced, canceled, or told what words to use by the politically correct crowd.
11. America First
We are Americans, not globalists.
America will be dependent on NO other country. We will conduct no trade that takes away jobs or displaces American workers. Countries who oppose us at the UN will get zero financial help from us. We will be energy-independent and build supply chains that never rely on our adversaries. We will only help countries that are willing to defend themselves, like Israel.
Read more about Scott’s plan here.
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