Sen. Rick Scott offers sober analysis of U.S. debt, warns of consequences to reckless spending


Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is incessantly raising the alarm over the United States’ out-of-control spending which has now topped $31 trillion, leaving each and every American owing $90,000+ in debt, an insurmountable amount that this nation has no prayer of repaying.

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The conservative senator used a graphic to drive the point home and it should scare the living daylights out of all Americans. Unfortunately, like lemmings to a cliff, the vast majority of citizens are ignoring the exploding debt we have and are incurring.

Scott admonished House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to remember the American people when the Republican leader meets with President Biden to discuss the debt ceiling Tuesday.

“He’s got to talk about what he’s trying to do for the American public,” Scott told Fox News Digital in an interview when asked what advice he’d give McCarthy for the meeting. “This is not for you or me — I mean, except as citizens — it’s for every American. We’ve got to balance the budget, live within our means, get this inflation under control.”

Scott has worked closely with House conservatives on spending cut demands. A number of those made it into House Republicans’ recently-passed debt limit bill that will be the subject of the White House meeting.

Not getting our spending under control is an insult to those who contributed monetarily to our nation through taxation. And it is a back-breaking load for the next generation whether they realize it or not. It’s also a matter of national security.

Biden has invited the four top members of Congress to the White House for the May 9 meeting. That invitation came days after House Republicans passed a bill aimed at raising the debt limit, either by $1.5 trillion or through March 2024. The bill also includes federal spending cuts of about $140 billion to $180 billion on discretionary programs compared to the current fiscal year.

The president and Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, have repeatedly stated that they will not sign off on any spending cuts whatsoever. In fact, Biden would reportedly like to see any limitations on spending removed altogether.

Scott vowed to do “everything [he] can to support” McCarthy as he goes into that meeting.

“I think it was a yeoman’s job to bring everybody together to get something done in the House, and so I think I’m going to do everything I can to help explain what he’s trying to do, why he’s trying to do it, and hopefully get Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden to start showing up,” Scott declared.

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“Our job right now is to do everything we can to promote what Kevin McCarthy did and push Chuck Schumer to bring that bill to the floor. And then let’s improve it,” Scott commented.

He led a press conference attended by more than a dozen senators on Wednesday, where they firmly spoke in support of McCarthy’s debt limit bill and called on Biden and Schumer to come to the negotiating table. Scott made it crystal clear they will not support the “clean” debt ceiling increase that Democrats want.

“Every Republican senator ought to be active on this. It’s a big issue for the country. Yesterday, I led a group of 19 senators. We went out, and we did a press conference on the importance of doing everything we can to help Kevin McCarthy,” Scott told Fox News.

Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that a meeting of the minds will occur over the debt. But those such as Scott and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) are not budging on raising the debt ceiling without concessions.

During Thursday’s meeting, the two sides showed they could not be further apart on the matter.

On the Republican side, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) mocked the proceedings of the Senate Budget Committee, calling them “really embarrassing.” Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) mocked the Democrats, wanting to know who was America’s “climate god,” according to E&E Daily.

Romney chastised the committee and said it “ought to be embarrassed” that it was holding a hearing for the purposes of “preening and … political posturing and trying to blame the other party” instead of crafting a budget resolution.

Marshall hammered the Democrats’ green agenda.

“Jupiter is the Roman god of climate and weather,” he commented. “Indra was the Hindu god; Horus the Egyptian god of climate and weather; Zeus, the Greek mythology god. I asked you: Who is America’s climate god? Is it John Kerry? Is it Al Gore?”

“Why do we get this religious experience with climate rather than using common sense?” Marshall continued. “Today’s White House, the Democratic Party, became the European Green Socialist Party. That’s who they are today. They were supplanted.”

“If you really want to encourage [and] care about working Americans, why wouldn’t you want to do something about the terrible energy policies of this administration and the terrible spending policies of this administration that has raised inflation to 40-year high and gas prices to a historic high last year?” asked Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the panel’s ranking member.

The man who convened the hearing, Chair Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), spent most of his time attacking Republicans. He said the recently passed House GOP debt limit plan was “cobbled together by House extremists in backrooms in the dark of night.”

If something isn’t done soon, the US will breach the debt default ceiling as early as June 1. Leftists at Thursday’s hearing predicted mass job losses and climate devastation, among other calamities, if the House Republican debt limit proposal were to be signed into law. Of course, none of that is true.

Democrats called the hearing, “The Default on America Act: Blackmail, Brinkmanship, and Billionaire Backroom Deals.” In other words, Chicken Little Democrats claim we either let them continue spending the US into oblivion with hyperinflation and collapse on the horizon, or the sky will fall on our heads. That’s called extortion and is exceedingly irresponsible and dangerous for America and our future generations.

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