Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) continues to voice his disapproval of “bailing out poorly-managed states like New York” by taking to the Senate Floor and blocking what he believes is an attempt by Senate Democrats to use taxpayer money from Floridians that would be appropriated to other states.
“Reserving the right to object,” the Florida lawmaker thanked Congress for making strides to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic while also working to save the United States’ economy. However, Senator Scott also warned that “if we’re not careful, Congress will create another equally devastating crisis down the road,” which he called “a crisis of our own making.”
Expressing that “at some point, we need to think about the impact this spending will have on the future of our children and our grandchildren,” the former Florida Governor asserted that he believes taxpayer “spending is for coronavirus response.”
Early last month, Senator Scott penned a letter to the New York Times after an editorial argued that there should be federal funding to bail out states.
In response, Scott wrote that “Gov. Andrew Cuomo and liberal talking heads continue to misuse data to distract from the poor fiscal management of states like New York, Illinois and California.”
He further expressed that “the issue at hand is not about what the citizens of our state pay in and receive in federal taxes and benefits.” Instead, Scott argues that “it’s about how states have managed their budgets, and which ones are better prepared to withstand the coming fiscal challenges.”