The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t just hurt the United States, it has had a massive global impact. The effect of the pandemic on the supply chain has made life more difficult for many Americans.
Joe Biden’s plan to come out of the pandemic and improve the economy is a massive infrastructure bill. This bill would not only help a large number of Americans out of poverty, it would also create millions of jobs.
Rick Scott, the senator from Florida, is one of the richest lawmakers in America. When Donald Trump passed a massive tax cut in 2017, he certainly benefited. When asked about Biden’s plan, though, he came out against it because of inflation.
The Florida senator told Fox News:
“What they’re talking about with this — name whatever the bill is — all it’s going to do is cause more inflation. I mean, look at what it’s doing to poor families in this country with gas prices up 55%. Go to the grocery store, food prices are up. Solve the problem for every family, like mine growing up. My mom struggled to put food on the table. Inflation hurt her. Solve it. Fix it.”
Scott, who was a healthcare executive before running for office, is one of the richest senators in the country. Back in 2018, Politico reported that he was worth at least $254 million and potentially up to $500 million.
CORRECTION: The initial post of this article implied that Senator Scott’s Mother was still living. She passed away in 2012.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.