Rick Scott wants supermajority vote in Congress for tax increases

He previously proposed term limits.
A screenshot from Scott's first ad.
A screenshot from Scott's first ad.
Published May 2, 2018|Updated May 2, 2018

Senate candidate Rick Scott on Wednesday proposed a longshot plan requiring a supermajority vote for Congress to approve any tax or fee increase before it can become law.

"Just like Governor Scott has championed this year in Florida, this proposal will help ensure Congress rightfully treats tax and fee increases as an absolute last resort, not as a knee-jerk reaction to fund government waste," his campaign said, knocking Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for voting for tax increases.

It's the second part of Scott's "Make Washington Work" plan, the first being term-limits, another proposal that has no chance of passing but polls off the charts.

"I know that many people will say this cannot be done, or that this has been proposed and failed before," Scott said in a release. "That way of old thinking by career politicians is what has allowed Washington to become so dysfunctional. Today, Florida is proof that we can get things done when others say we can't."