Rick Scott ad warns ‘blue collar workers’ lose in student loan writeoff

Rick Scott
Yachting off the coast of Italy, Scott strikes a blow for 'blue collar workers.'

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott may be yachting off the Italian coast during the Senate recess, but even half a world away he has concern for long-suffering “blue collar workers” stateside.

A new web ad from Team Rick Scott, his personal political operation not to be confused with the National Republican Senatorial Committee he heads, targets President Joe Biden and his “war” on working people.

“Joe Biden and the woke Democrats are at it again. They’re caving to the radical Left and forcing working-class and responsible Americans to pay off the loans of affluent liberals. It’s crazy. It’s bad policy. But it’s par for the course for Joe Biden, who hasn’t found a crazy idea to destroy America that he doesn’t love,” Scott asserted, in a statement accompanying the video.

The 30-second spot, entitled “Crazy,” begins with Scott’s narration, posing the question “how do you destroy the economy.”

A graphic touts the portmanteau “spendflation,” as Scott describes the President as “spending money on things we don’t need.”

“Now Biden wants to cancel college loans,” Scott said, “forcing a plumber who decided not to go to college to pay off loans for a lawyer who did.”

“It’s crazy,” Scott adds, before pivoting to a close where he pitched his 12-point plan to “rescue America,” a proposal he rolled out earlier this year well before the President announced his plans for broad-based loan forgiveness of up to $20,000 for those with Pell Grants, and $10,000 for those without.

Scott’s international travel has not reduced his zeal for weighing in on the proposal, as evidenced by earlier commentary on his official Senate Twitter account.

“Biden forced every American who didn’t attend college or has already paid off their loans to now pay off others’ debts. Democrats’ canceling student loans isn’t a ‘relief’ for Americans. It’s an added burden that will only further increase inflation,” Scott contended this afternoon.

“Democrats’ push to ‘forgive’ student loans won’t solve the problem. We need REAL solutions that don’t create an added burden on taxpayers,” Scott said prior to that, advocating legislation that would shift the burden onto universities for the debt load of their customers.

See the new Scott ad below.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Don’t Look Up

    August 24, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Republicans have a huge campaign win that they are not promoting to advance Marco Rubio and Ron DeSantis.

    Since Reagan, Republicans have been tirelessly pandering to fake Christian’s, working, funding and fighting to reverse Roe v Wade!

    Now they’ve accomplished their agenda!

    ……..and NOW not a word from Republicans! Why is that? Get out there and champion your win!

  • Impeach Biden

    August 24, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    The most inept administration since Jimmy Carter has now resorted to buying votes. So much for contracts, budgeting, commitment. The Free Shit Army marches on. 87,000 of the Biden Gestapo (IRS) will now be com8ng for all of you to bail out these spoiled brats.

    • Robert Gallik Sr

      August 24, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      trump chump! Keep sipping the Kool-aid!

    • marylou

      August 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      “The Free Shit Army” That would be the Lazy Rich self-serving themselves while we do all the work! People deserve college, food, healthcare, and a place to live. Rich trash like Fraud Scott divide people so none of us gets anything.
      BTW: the IRS is after tax-cheats, not you!

  • Dan P

    August 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    A Billionaire Bamboozling Blue-Collar workers is a better title for his ad! He is so feckless and is the biggest crook of them all ! He stole from taxpayers by defrauding Medicare and even steals from his own political party’s slush fund. This guy cares about Blue Collar workers as much as a sweatshop owner! What a disgrace, anyone that falls for this has just just willingly parted with reality!

  • Robert Gallik Sr

    August 24, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Here is a guy who grew up in the projects in Chicago, his mother probably got all the democrat benefits to raise this scum and he is attacking the very political party that took care of him! Like trump he belongs to I plead the 5th club, but trump has him beat all to hell 440 times while scott only 75 times! His Co involved in the biggest fraud case in America against Medicare and Medicaid, his Co paid 1.7 Billion in fines and restitution! He was still able to walk with 300 million tax payers dollars, scott should keep quiet if he was smart!

  • Frankie M.

    August 24, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    There goes Ricky again with his straw man argument trying to pit working class blue collar workers against college educated workers. The fact that this messaging is from an aloof millionaire vacationing on his yacht off the coast of Italy is not lost on anyone. I also noticed he didn’t address the skyrocketing costs of a college education.

  • Ocean Joe

    August 25, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Below Decks Mediterranean: don’t expect a tip from this guy and count the silver.

  • Hope

    August 27, 2022 at 10:54 am

    The student loan forgiveness is unconstitutional and will never see the light of day. Just another failed publicity stunt to buy votes at taxpayers expense.

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