Scott: Obama Is Doubling Down On Big Government Agenda

By  //  February 2, 2015

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Gov. Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on President Obama’s budget proposal:

“President Obama has decided to propose a budget that expands tax and spend programs at the expense of hardworking Americans and job creators,” Governor Scott said. “The President’s massive tax increases reflect his commitment to big government and to failed policies that do not foster growth and prosperity.

The success we have in Florida is exactly what the President fails to understand:  You cannot simply tax and spend and expect the economy to flourish – you have to give families back more of the money they earn.  This year, we plan to cut $673 million in taxes for Florida families, including $470 million in state cell phone and TV taxes.  This will save every Florida family around $40 a year for spending as little as $100 a month between cell phone, cable and satellite bills.  And we will do this while maintaining a budget surplus and making record investments in education.

“Raising taxes on Americans will only hinder our economic growth, and further handicap our economy while the federal government spends its way into greater unsustainable debt.”