Rick Scott says it’s ‘unfair’ that poor people don’t pay income tax

In an interview on Fox News on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott denounced the questioner’s ‘Democratic talking points’ John Roberts on the senator’s controversial 11-point plan for “save america

But whether he repudiated said talking points is an open question, as Scott has not said no to some of the plan’s more extreme proposals, including a call for everyone to pay federal income tax. .

Roberts featured quotes from the plan itself saying everyone should have their “skin in the game” and pay federal income taxes. Scott championed the idea that everyone has to pay something, even if it’s just a “dollar”.

“Here’s what’s unfair: we have people who don’t, who can’t go to work and who have figured out how to make the government pay. It is not fair! They should have skin in the game. I don’t care if it’s a dollar. We should all be in the same boat.

The discussion of proposed Social Security and Medicare sunsets was also spicy.

“Here’s this thing about reality,” Scott said as Roberts spoke about himself to kick off the round of questions on the topic.

“Also in the plan it says we should talk every year about how we are going to fix Medicare and Social Security. Here’s what’s happening: No one I know wants to end Medicare and Social Security. But what we do is we don’t even talk about it. Medicare goes bankrupt in four years. Social Security goes bankrupt in 12 years. I think we need to figure out how we preserve those programs,” Scott said.

Of course, it’s not just Democrats rejecting Scott’s plan: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denounced it at a Capitol press conference where Scott was present, saying it would not be on the Republican agenda.

Asked about it, Scott was coy, offering unreactive criticism of the “woke left” and the need to “have a plan”.


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