President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill "makes no sense" and is "payback to the liberal left," says Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.
"This is all Bernie Sanders' idea of where we should go," Scott said told Sunday's "Fox Report." "Republicans believe in targeted relief. Now, let's remember just about a month ago we spent, we committed over – almost a trillion dollars, and in the last 12 months we've spent or committed $4.5 trillion. We have no idea how much of that money has not been spent.
"So, let's help people who have lost their jobs; let's help our small businesses get open; let's make sure we get this vaccine out. But this radical left agenda that is, you know, not worry about the fact that we have $27 trillion worth of debt. We're not living even close to within our means.
"I mean, this makes no sense. It's just payback to the liberal left. And, by the way, we're 10 days into the administration, now he's already saying he doesn't care to work with Republicans? You know, he's going to try to get this done with Bernie Sanders with just 50 Democrat votes?"
The bill includes $1,400 checks for individuals making up to $75,000, $170 billion for school funding, a $400 boost in weekly federal unemployment benefits and an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, among other things.
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