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Scott Says Congress Should Receive no pay if Budget is not Passed

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Governor Rick Scott is working diligently to get his “Make Washington Work” proposals out to the public, and he’s already mentioned that Washington isn’t going to like him much because he thinks they’re not doing enough. Now, he’s doubling down on this claim. One of his other proposals is calling for Congressional term limits.

At a rollout event in Florida, Governor Scott said that Washington lawmakers should not receive a salary if they haven’t passed a budget.

He explained that “In Washington, it’s completely dysfunctional. They don’t do their job. They don’t get things done. Why should they get paid when they don’t do their job? Their most important job is the budgeting job.”

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Scott also added that he’s “going to continue to put out policy proposals. I know some of them are going to be difficult to get done. I’m not going to give up. I’m going to work hard to get them done. I don’t think anyone thought we could get to 1.5 million jobs when I got elected back in 2010. We worked on that every day and we dealt with our numbers there.”

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In response to Governor Scott’s comments, Carlie Weibel, a spokeswoman for Senator Bill Nelson’s campaign, commented that “Rick Scott’s extreme partisanship is exactly what’s wrong with Washington and the source of this problem. Bill Nelson supported this legislation, proving he will work across the aisle – not wedded to a party or ideology – to compromise and do what’s best for Floridians.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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