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Rick Scott: "I Don't Have to Create Any Jobs"

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Rick Scott's central campaign promise seemed pretty simple: His economic plan would create 700,000 additional jobs on top of normal job growth over seven years. In the past month, Scott has been flip-flopping wildly on that promise, and this morning on a conservative radio show, he said, "I could argue that I don't have to create any jobs."

At the rate he's going, he's almost guaranteed to create a job for a Democrat in 2014.

Asked in a gubernatorial debate whether his plan would add 700,000 jobs in addition to the 1 million new jobs state economists predicted Florida would produce regardless of who was governor, Scott simply affirmed it would.

Now he's trying to fuzz up some math to question the predictions of those economists, many of whom remain on the state's payroll under Scott.

"I could argue that I don't have to create any jobs," Scott told radio host Bud Hedinger this morning. "I just have to make sure we don't lose jobs."

Hedinger is a Maitland, Florida conservative radio host, and while most conservative journos are more than happy to let Republicans go full force on spin, Hedinger pushed Scott on his evolving stance.

Earlier this month it seemed Scott was promising only 700,000 jobs total in seven years -- 300,000 fewer than expected plus the 700,000 he promised to add. Then Scott released a letter trying to clarify the statement by questioning the economists' predictions.

It seems funny that he is questioning economists' predictions when he was more than happy to wildly predict that his plan would create 700,000 jobs in the first place.

"No economist can tell us where the economy is going," Scott reiterated to Hedinger. "And look at what's happened nationally: unbelievable slow job growth."

It would have been nice of Scott to clarify this point during the campaign. He made no effort to counter the notion that his plan would add 1,700,000 jobs total. Now he's arguing that his plan doesn't actually have to create any jobs. That's a giant flip-flop if we ever saw one, and believe us, we've seen NBA players hanging out on South Beach.

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13 comments
Linblkbrd
Linblkbrd

This cone head knew when he was running for Governor that to promise jobs it would be his ticket to the Governorship. Forget the $70,000.000.00 he spent to get elected, but when he mentioned 700,000 jobs voters fell for that line. I have a third grade education and knew this was a smoke show. The US economy was already in the toilet when he got elected. He knew what buttons to push to be elected. But, ask his mother " He's a good boy". But if he ever gets reelected again here in Florida we are all doomed. By the way I voted for Alex Sink. But if you didn't vote shame on you. RIP Florida.

Meredith
Meredith

We have to wait until 2014...?  I'm leaving.

guest
guest

why do scott and bachman always look insane in every photo? those crazy eyes.. they're plumb mad.

KirkWade
KirkWade

my classmate's sister makes $83/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 5 months but last month her income was $7828 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this web site Many Rich. com

Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet
Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

The trouble with Scott is that he wants to be memorable, unforgettable. This is Florida, hospitality central. Except. Global Warming, hurricanes, and the BP oil slick really took a bite out of that. The only thing he'll be known for, is, drug testing that cost more, than dropping the guilty, saved.

Dniagara
Dniagara

It never fails. people need to wise up to these false promises.  Politicians are out for themselves.

David
David

Teabagheadnazis have no shame, no compassion and certainly no love.  They are as christian as the slavers and segregationists who murdered with impunity and hate.

novenator
novenator

Like most Republicans, the only thing Rick Scott cares about is serving the greed of his corporate masters.  Funny how all of these new Republican governors instantly passed huge tax cuts for the rich and corps, then cried about budget deficits and are trying to get that money from working folks, isn't it?

DAYUM
DAYUM

"At the rate he's going, he's almost guaranteed to create a job for a Democrat in 2014."ZING!!!

TeaPartyReally?
TeaPartyReally?

Scott is a joke.  I feel sorry for the dummies that voted him in.  They must be dying.

BudPowell
BudPowell

Dude, I hate to break it to you but...your classmate's sister? She's a hooker. Sorry.

Jonbubs
Jonbubs

Rick Scott doesn't serve corporate masters, he IS a corporate master!

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