Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Red Team Senator Scott Cheers Inflation

Red Team leaders have a strange way of supporting Americans struggling financially.

We're going to continue to have inflation, and then interest rates will go up," Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the head of the Senate GOP's fundraising arm.  "This is a gold mine for us," he said.

Scott already owns a personal gold mine with nearly $260 million in net assets and can easily withstand inflation.  The common citizen does not have his resources and should be concerned about the Senator's celebration of economic distress.

Here's Rick Scott's historical contribution to healthcare inflation:

When family practice physician Randy Prokes joined Solantic Urgent Care in 2004, he told state investigators, his Neptune Beach clinic brought in just $2,000 a day.

By the time he was fired from that job nearly six years later, Prokes said, that same clinic had quadrupled revenues to about $8,000 a day, reaping profit margins unheard of at most doctors' offices.

Rick Scott founded Solantic in 2001 and sold the chain of medical clinics to PEU Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe in 2011.   The 300% increase in revenue occurred under Scott's ownership and contributed to healthcare inflation, long a sore spot for the common person.

Update 12-3-21: "Mitch McConnell has told colleagues and donors Senate Republicans won't release a legislative agenda before next year's midterms."  The Red team will complain about inflation without coming up with a plan to address it should they get a Congressional majority.