Former Florida Governor Rick Scott has shown the ability to govern effectively.
Following his eight years as the Governor of Florida (2011–2019), Scott ran in 2018 and was elected to one of the two U.S. FL Senate seats.
The 3-year senator just wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the GOP establishment on Capitol Hill doesn’t want to play ball with him.
On Wednesday, Scott took McConnell to task for opposing his action plan, mentioning the proposal requiring all Americans to pay income tax to reduce the deficit that McConnell has increased under his tenure as Senate leader:
I have committed heresy in Washington. I’ve been in the Senate for only three years, and I have released an 11-point plan with 128 ideas on what Republicans should do after we win the coming elections and take control of the Senate and House.
I’ve been told there are unwritten rules in Washington about what you can and cannot say. You can’t tell the public that Social Security and Medicare are going bankrupt. You can’t talk about term limits, because, while voters want them, nobody in Washington does. You can’t talk about balancing the budget or shrinking the debt.
So, I went out and made a statement that got me in trouble. I said that all Americans need to have some skin in the game. Even if it is just a few bucks, everyone needs to know what it is like to pay some taxes. It hit a nerve. Part of the deception is achieved by disconnecting so many Americans from taxation. It’s a genius political move. And it is bankrupting us.
There will be many more attacks on me and this plan from careerists in Washington, who personally profit while ruining this country. Bring it on. The American people are fed up, and they will show that at the ballot box this November.
Scott contended that a plan is needed to govern effectively. “In the real world beyond the Beltway, Republicans and independents demand bold action and a plan to save our nation,” Scott said. “They see no point in taking control of Congress if we are simply going to return to business as usual.”
Scott’s defense of his plan comes after McConnell criticized Scott on Tuesday for releasing the plan. McConnell also stated he plans of remaining as the GOP leader if the Republicans win back the Senate in November.
“I’ll decide in consultation with my members what to put on the floor,” McConnell said. “And let me tell you what will not be a part of our agenda. We will not have as part of our agenda a bill that raises taxes on half the American people and sunsets Social Security and Medicare within five years.”
“That will not be part of a Republican Senate majority agenda. We will focus instead on what the American people are concerned about: inflation, energy, defense, the border and crime.”
Scott’s plan to “rescue America” after the Republicans presumably reclaim the majority is roundly supported by voters. Here are a handful of the most popular parts of the plan:
Setting term limits for members of Congress
Requiring voters to show voter ID to participate in elections
Advocating for the teaching of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools
Eliminating requirements to disclose race, ethnicity, or skin color on government forms
Promoting the idea that there are only two genders
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) March 2, 2022
The actions by Senate Minority Leader McConnell are inductive of the deep swamp in DC, which operates as a country club for those who become wealthy while in office and whose heads grow with each passing re-election.
This is why I continue to push for the deconstruction of the federal government.
The political power needs to return to the states, allowing local constituents to track the spending and actions of their federal representatives more closely.
By: Eric Thompson, editor of Eric Thompson Show.