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Gov. Scott’s “Make Washington Work” Plan to Protect American Families and Job Creators from Unfair Tax Increases

NORTH VENICE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott will be at North Venice manufacturer PGT Innovations today to highlight his “Make Washington Work” Plan, including his proposal to require a supermajority vote of two-thirds of each house of Congress to approve any tax or fee increase before it can become law. This comes one day after Bill Nelson cohort Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would raise taxes if they take control of Congress in November.

While Governor Scott has championed cutting taxes nearly 100 times over the past seven and a half years, as a U.S. Senator, Bill Nelson has voted in favor of higher taxes and fees more than 300 times. He recently advocated for tax increases, even standing alongside the Schumer-Pelosi Higher Taxes Club in support of their plan to raise taxes. 

“In Florida, we’ve proven that cutting taxes is the best way to grow an economy, pay down debt and help support record investments in what matters most to our families. We also successfully fought to get Amendment 5 on the ballot to make it harder for politicians to raise taxes and fees in our state. It’s time to take this same message to the career politicians in D.C. whose shortsighted, knee jerk reaction to any funding need is to increase the tax burden on American families and job creators,” said Governor Rick Scott. “Requiring a supermajority vote of two-thirds of each house of Congress to approve any tax or fee increase before it can become law is common sense – and is only one way we will help protect Americans from politicians who spend more time coming up with hundreds of ways to raise taxes than they do working on creative solutions to bring home actual results for the families they serve. I am proud to highlight this proposal today as part of my ‘Make Washington Work’ Plan, and I look forward to announcing additional proposals for this plan throughout my campaign for U.S. Senate.” 

More details on the supermajority vote proposal, as well as additional proposals as part of the Governor’s “Make Washington Work Plan” will be released over the coming months. 

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