Sen. Rick Scott’s ‘11-Point Plan to Rescue America’ is a Fascist’s Blueprint for An Aspiring Presidential Wanna-Be

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Fla. Senator Rick Scott is running for president.

Not officially, of course.

Yet.

But based on his so-called “ 11-point plan to rescue America,” he is laying out policy positions to attempt to wrest the republican base away from “ the former guy.”

While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated he refuses to offer an alternative agenda, when asked what that agenda would entail should republicans re-claim Senate control in January, he answered:

“That is a very good question and I’ll let you know when we take it back.”

Sen. Scott admitted the 11-point plan’s unpopularity, saying, “Like the [1994] ‘Contract with America’ before it, the Washington insiders will hate this plan.”

But will they really?

Based on the odious legislation coming out of republican-led states and the loyalty GOP members display toward even their most offensive members, the republican party likely will have no problem with Scott’s policy proposals ranging from education to “American first” that include:

As CNN recently reported, Scott’s plan is “a blueprint for Trumpism without Trump.”

The non-partisan Institution on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) explained Scott’s plan “would increase taxes by more than $1,000 on average for the poorest 40% of Americans,” adding:

“Where more than 40% of residents would face tax increases, are…Mississippi, West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina and…Florida”.

What most many not know is that Sen. Scott used to be CEO of Columbia/HCA, a company that pleaded guilty to the most historic attempt to defraud Medicare in history.

As governor, Scott blocked $70 million in federal funds allocated to combat Florida’s HIV crisis.

But if Rick Scott wants to try to pick up Trump’s mantle for the 2024 republican nomination, he is going to have to compete against Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is quickly distinguishing himself as the “smart Trump,” the competent wanna-be fascist.

Originally published at https://theleftplace.substack.com on April 28, 2022.

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Ted Millar

Ted Millar is a teacher, poet, and political writer for The Left Place blog on Substack: https://theleftplace.substack.com/. Twitter: @tedmillar