For some reason, President Joe Biden recently felt that attacking U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s plan to “rescue” America is a winning strategy.
As The Free Press reported in March, the Florida Republican’s 11-point plan includes ideas such as teaching school children patriotism; ending racial identification on government forms; “re-funding” and respecting the police; securing the border, including building the wall; stopping the creep of socialism; eliminating any federal program that can be done locally; stopping left-wing efforts to “rig” elections; protecting and defending families; fighting abortion and the gender fluidity movement; welcoming God into the public square, and putting America first.
The most controversial parts of Scott’s laundry list were two ideas: One, 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax should have some “skin in the game”; two, all legislation should sunset after five years and be reviewed.
Liberals, and some Republicans, attacked Scott, saying his plan would hurt the poor and possibly undo the generations-old Social Security and Medicare plans.
Of course, Biden’s profligacy and inability to manage the economy have led to the highest inflation rates in 40 years – which is an unlegislated tax on all Americans – and driven up the national debt by more than $2 trillion in just the past year,
Scott has been a frequent and persistent critic of Biden’s economic strategy – or lack thereof.
Biden has recently responded to Scott, as the nation teeters on the brink of recession following the contraction in GDP in the first quarter, criticizing the senator for wanting to raise taxes on low-income Americans and trotting out the tired trope that Republicans want to shield the wealthy and big corporations from an economy that is sinking into the abyss.
On Tuesday, as Biden was scheduled to speak about his plan to fight inflation, Sen. Scott fired back.
“It’s simple. The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign. He’s the problem. Getting him out of office is a quick and easy solution.
“Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated, and confused. He doesn’t know where he is half the time. He’s incapable of leading, and he’s incapable of carrying out his duties. Period.
“Everyone knows it. No one is willing to say it. But we have to, for the sake of the country. Joe Biden can’t do the job.”
When asked by a reporter about Scott’s comments, Biden responded by saying Scott “has a “problem.
And then as if to prove Scott’s point, he said the senator was from Wisconsin instead of Florida, and added that the Democrats “control all three branches of government,” which would include the Supreme Court.
Appearing on Fox News after Biden’s speech, Scott said, “We have 8.5% inflation. We’ve got the highest gas prices ever. We’ve got low labor participation. We’ve got a GDP that’s declining. We’ve got mortgage rates skyrocketing, and we’ve got a stock market going down.”
“There are some simple things to do to fix inflation. He’s doing none of them.”