Scott began the news conference by saying thank you to “my lord and savior Jesus Christ,” but quickly moved to the issue that has
and will consume federal lawmakers: the federal budget.
“We have a spending problem, ladies and gentlemen, and not a revenue problem,” Scott said after Haley introduced him as the state’s next U.S. Senator.
“It is very difficult for us to fix the problem in a nation with $16 trillion in debt and an annual deficit of more than $1 trillion talking about raising revenue
from the top two percent. We could take all the revenue on top two percent and could not close the annual deficit.”