Are you old enough to remember the days when Republicans were all about lowering taxes or swearing they would not create any new taxes?
Are you old enough to remember then presidential candidate, Mitt Romney’s, infamous ’47 Percent’ comments that helped President Obama win reelection?
Sen. Rick Scott (Alien-Fla.) has come out with an eleven point plan to ‘Rescue America;’ rescuing from exactly what, is still unknown (shoshilism and libruls?). But one of Scott’s plan focuses on raising taxes on the poor and working class. “Roughly 50 percent of Americans on the bottom half of the income distribution do not pay federal income taxes because they do not earn enough to have income tax liability and because many receive tax credits. Millions of these Americans do pay federal and state government taxes in the form of payroll taxes, sales taxes and other levies.”
“All Americans should pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a small amount,” Scott’s proposal states. “Currently over half of Americans pay no income tax.”
During a press conference in January, NBC reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell asked Senator Mitch McConnell what the GQP agenda would focus on if the party took back control of the Senate. McConnell sidestepped the question and replied, “That is a very good question. And I’ll let you know when we take it back.”
Senator Rick Scott filled in the blanks for us that spineless Mitch left out. Here are some of the ‘key points’ (grievances) Scott has laid out in his ‘stellar’ plan to ‘Rescue America.’
- Our kids will say the pledge of allegiance, salute the Flag, learn that America is a great country, and choose the school that best fits them.
- We will inspire patriotism and stop teaching the revisionist history of the radical left; our kids will learn about the wisdom of the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the founding fathers. Public schools will focus on the 3 R’s, not indoctrinate children with critical race theory or any other political ideology.
2. Color Blind Equality:
- Government will never again ask American citizens to disclose their race, ethnicity, or skin color on any government form.
- We are going to eliminate racial politics in America. No government policy will be based on race. People “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” We are all made in the image of God; to judge a person on the color of their epidermis is immoral.
3. Safety and Crime:
- The soft-on-crime days of coddling criminal behavior will end. We will re-fund and respect the police because, they, not the criminals, are the good guys.
- We will enforce our laws, all of them, and increase penalties for theft and violent crime. We will clean up our cities and stop pretending that crime is OK. We have zero tolerance for “mostly peaceful protests” that attack police officers, loot businesses, and burn down our cities.
- We will secure our border, finish building the wall, and name it after President Donald Trump.
- Nations have borders. We should give that a try. President Trump’s plan to build a wall was right. We welcome those who want to join us in building the American dream, immigrants who want to be Americans, not change America. We are a stronger nation because we are a nation of immigrants, but immigration without assimilation makes us weaker. Politicians from both parties talk big about border security and do nothing. We are done with that.
5. Growth / Economy:
- We will grow America’s economy, starve Washington’s economy, and stop Socialism.
- Socialism is un-American and always leads to poverty and oppression. We will stop it. We will shrink the federal government, reduce the government workforce by 25% in 5 years, sell government buildings and assets, and get rid of the old, slow, closed, top-down, government-run-everything system we have today.
All Americans should pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a small amount. Currently over half of Americans pay no income tax.
What happens when the GQP gets control of our economy?
6. Government Reform and Debt:
- We will eliminate all federal programs that can be done locally, and enact term limits for federal bureaucrats and Congress.
- Many government agencies should be either moved out of Washington or shuttered entirely. Yesterday’s old government is fundamentally incompatible with the digital era. The permanent ruling class in Washington is bankrupting us with inflation and debt, so they must be removed. For you to have more, Washington must have less.
7. Fair Fraud-Free Elections:
- We will protect the integrity of American Democracy and stop left-wing efforts to rig elections.
- Today’s Democrat Party is trying to rig elections and pack the courts because they have given up on Democracy. They don’t believe they can win based on their ideas, so they want to game the system and legalize voter fraud to stay in power. In true Orwellian fashion, Democrats refer to their election rigging plans as “voting rights”. We won’t allow the radical left to destroy our democracy by institutionalizing dishonesty and fraud.
- We will protect, defend, and promote the American Family at all costs.
- The nuclear family is crucial to civilization, it is God’s design for humanity, and it must be protected and celebrated. To say otherwise is to deny science. The fanatical left seeks to devalue and redefine the traditional family, as they undermine parents and attempt to replace them with government programs. We will not allow Socialism to place the needs of the state ahead of the family.
9. Gender, Life, Science:
- Men are men, women are women, and unborn babies are babies. We believe in science:
- Men and women are biologically different, “male and female He created them.” Modern technology has confirmed that abortion takes a human life. Facts are facts, the earth is round, the sun is hot, there are two genders, and abortion stops a beating heart. To say otherwise is to deny science.
10. Religious Liberty and Big Tech:
- Americans will be free to welcome God into all aspects of our lives,
- and we will stop all government efforts to deny our religious freedom and freedom of speech. The Democrat Party and their Big Tech allies are not merely secular; they have virtually created a new religion of wokeness that is increasingly hostile toward people of faith, particularly Christians and Jews. They are determined to drive all mention of God out of public view. We will not be silenced, canceled, or told what words to use by the politically correct crowd.
11. America First:
- We are Americans, not globalists.
- America will be dependent on NO other country. We will conduct no trade that takes away jobs or displaces American workers. Countries who oppose us at the UN will get zero financial help from us. We will be energy-independent and build supply chains that never rely on our adversaries. We will only help countries that are willing to defend themselves, like Israel.
After news leaked out that Scott wants to raise taxes on the poor and working class, Scott went on the Hannity Show to do some clean-up.