U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released the following statement on his vote against the Democrats’ reckless and irresponsible $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill.
“Democrats continue to mortgage the future of our country in pursuit of a radical agenda that will leave us deeper in debt, less free, and more divided. This budget gives more power to the IRS, will lead to the destruction of right-to-work laws and elimination of the gig economy, and finances amnesty for illegal immigrants. Taxes will go up, while inflation is already through the roof. After Democrats passed trillions in spending in the last few months alone, American families are now forced to bear the cost of their recklessness.
“Single moms — just like the one who raised me — are already wondering how to afford back-to-school supplies for their kids. Faced with skyrocketing prices at the gas pump and grocery store, how are our seniors on fixed incomes supposed to afford basic necessities? We must get back to commonsense, responsible governing — the human cost of liberal tax-and-spend policies is far too high.”