Rick Scott campaign rips fast food cost hikes, blames Joe Biden and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Children in line at fast food restaurant (Credit: AP)
If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it.

Have it your way?

The old Burger King slogan may be out of your price range, according to U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign.

And ultimately, your Whoppers, your Quarter Pounders, and your Baconators are too expensive because of the man in the White House and his legislative enablers, the Scott campaign argues.

“Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is becoming desperate and delusional. She is so beholden to Washington Democrats that she can’t even admit their socialist policies are causing Americans pain. They continue to spend trillions of dollars we don’t have, raise your taxes, and blame Republicans for it,” Scott spokesperson Will Hampson said in a prepared statement.

“Meanwhile, nearly 80 percent of Americans are saying fast food has become a luxury. The Democrats are out-of-touch, and it’s hurting average Americans. Floridians understand the best way to get the economy back working is to fire Joe Biden and Mucarsel-Powell for good in November.”

While it’s unclear how much fast food Scott eats, his campaign notes that 78% of Americans “view fast food as a luxury,” with 62% of drive-thru gourmands cutting back because of high prices, and 65% being “shocked” by high prices.

Survey data from Lending Tree supports these claims.

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


  • Dont Say FLA

    May 29, 2024 at 11:34 am

    Poor Rick Scott, perpetraitor as CEO of Columbia HCA $1.7 billion Medicaid fraud, is so out of touch that he saw this picture of a fast food joint, didn’t realize the prices are in pesos, and issued a statement about hamberder prices going from $5 to $800.

    LOL @ IgnoRick Scott

    He has no idea if hamberders cost $5 or $800 USD but represents us Fleur D’uh’s junior senator who thinks junior mints cost $420 a box at the movies where tickets cost $24000 each

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  • MH/Duuuval

    May 29, 2024 at 11:57 am

    When did Trick ever pick up the check? Not since elected to high office, for sure, where lobbyists cover meals and then take generous tax breaks provided by Congress. It’s a win-win for everyone except Joe Sixpack.

  • 🌞

    May 29, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    Is that you hill 😮 coming after me with that 3 hots and a cot. Starvation

  • 🌞

    May 29, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    I call it the bust

  • Andy

    May 30, 2024 at 10:53 am

    Senator Scott, you have no shame! You tried to steal Medicare money from Seniors and Veterans, then you throw blame for food prices, not on suppliers profits, not on grocery profits, but your lack of bi-partisanship!

  • MH/Duuuval

    May 30, 2024 at 11:08 am

    To see Rick Scott at his most self-infatuated, you have to go back to video of those 8 years when he used to hold court while presiding over rights restoration hearings. In 8 years only 3000 cringing Floridians — mostly former felons — got their rights restored. By comparison, in 8 years Jeb! restored 75K; Charlie Crist in 4 years restored 155K. And, Ron DeSantis in 6 years?

  • waking up fast

    May 30, 2024 at 11:35 am

    First, Americans should not eat junk fast food so who cares if demand has decreased. Next, Alien Rick has not shown any connection between the alleged price increases and our President. Congress passes the budget not the President. Third, Ricky Poo was all about the huge tax cuts for the wealthy which has created budget pressures. Last, Scott is a crook who pled the Fifth hundreds of times in his big health care ripoff caper so he beat the rap.

  • Phil Morton

    May 30, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    We got 4 Whopper Jrs with cheese and bacon, 2 fries and 2 cokes for $15 yesterday. Pleased with both the price and the food. Rick Scott don’t know squat!

  • Ocean Joe

    May 31, 2024 at 11:42 am

    There IS a problem with food prices and nobody likes getting shellacked at the grocery store. But another tax cut for rich folks isn’t going to fix anything.

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 31, 2024 at 10:07 pm

      What, you don’t like being drizzled on by rich folks? The richer they get, the more drizzle you receive.

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