Rick Scott on the Occupy Movement: "I'm Glad People Come Out and Tell Us What They Think"
The controversial governor was asked about the protests, which spread to Florida this week, by Tampa Bay Fox affiliate WTVT this week.
"What's happening is I think people are frustrated with where the world's going," Scott said.
"I tell you what, in my race, the biggest frustration people had was jobs. And they're frustrated because they believe government kills jobs, whether it's taxes, or regulation or permitting. So I think people are fed up with the fact of, that, 'I want a job.'"
"And so I won my race because I had a plan for jobs," he said. "I think we're going to solve these issues -- and I'm glad people come out and tell us what they think -- by creating an environment where people can get jobs, and that's what I think about every day."
You can watch the video, in which Scott jokes about bald heads, here:
So, no, the protesters do not "believe government kills jobs, whether it's taxes, or regulation or permitting." In fact, many would like to see more taxation, regulation and permitting. But at least he wasn't a Herman Cain-style jerk about it, and for Scott, well, that's a faint step in the right direction.
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