Sen. Rick Scott Says Federal Government ‘Absolutely’ Spends Too Much

By Mark Jennings | July 10, 2019 | 3:17pm EDT
Sen. Rick Scott
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(CNSNews.com) - Asked whether the federal government spends too much, Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla) responded “Absolutely,” adding that “We shouldn’t be running deficits.”

On Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked the Sen. Scott the following question:

“The federal government spent $4.1 trillion in fiscal 2018 and ran a deficit of $779 billion. Does the government spend too much money?”

“Absolutely,” Scott replied, suggesting the nation follow the example he set while serving as governor of Florida:

“We shouldn’t be running deficits and when I was governor of Florida, I had to balance the budget and I started paying down debt and I cut taxes. I think we have to figure out how to do the same thing up here.”

 

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