(Slay News) – Republican Florida Senator Rick Scott called on President Joe Biden to resign in a television ad where the GOP Senator accused Biden of destroying America’s economy. Scott and Biden have been going back and forth over Scott’s “Rescue America” plan.
Scott says in the ad: “Joe Biden has destroyed America’s economy. It’s time to be honest with the American people. Joe Biden is unfit for office and should resign.”
He said on social media: “@JoeBiden’s outright war on American energy & socialist Green New Deal policies has caused gas prices to surge at ANOTHER record-high at $5.014. This was his plan all along.
“Biden couldn’t care less that you’re struggling and American families have had ENOUGH.”
From Florida Politics:
In addition to these two national spots, Scott also released a digital video last week, where he purports to apologize for the controversy created by his “11-point plan to rescue America.” However, that apology was a ruse.
.@JoeBiden’s outright war on American energy & socialist Green New Deal policies has caused gas prices to surge at ANOTHER record-high at $5.014. This was his plan all along.
Biden couldn’t care less that you’re struggling and American families have had ENOUGH. https://t.co/XW0bXHnD3L
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) June 13, 2022
In a video accompanying “new additions and updates” as part of a “Rescue America 2.0,” Scott quotes Conor McGregor while signaling defiance to critics of the proposal.
“President (Joe) Biden, Chuck Schumer, and even some Republicans are angry,” Scott said. “So, in the words of famous UFC fighter Conor McGregor, I’d like to apologize to absolutely nobody in Washington.”
The “apologize to absolutely nobody” quote was borrowed from a post-fight interview from the then-ascendant McGregor years ago, in which the Irish fighter stunted on his opposition.
People on fixed incomes are getting hit hardest by Biden’s failed policies.
A subset of that data, called the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or CPI-W, that is used to calculate the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment each year, climbed 9.3% over the last 12 months.
As a result, the COLA for 2023 could be 8.6%, according to a new estimate from The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan senior group. That is unchanged from the group’s forecast last month.
The Social Security Administration’s chief actuary, Stephen Goss, said recently that next year’s COLA could be “closer to 8%,” more than twice the 3.8% estimate in the agency’s annual trustees report, which was based on data through mid-February.
Much of whether a record high increase will be implemented next year depends on how inflation fares in the coming months.