Rick Scott Suddenly Wants Barack Obama's Handouts
Obama's response: "Chill, bro. We already gave you some money."
Obama's speech today will deal with a plan to attract private financing to help fund public infrastructure projects.
Scott however blasted Obama as "late to the party" on port funding. Scott says Florida has spent $425 million on port projects since he's taken office.
"We could not wait for the federal government to come to the table with their share of the project," Scott wrote in a letter.
He then asked for $100 million in federal reimbursements.
The White House was quick to respond in a statement to the Palm Beach Post:
"The President believes that the Port of Miami can enhance the competitiveness of workers and businesses throughout the region and in the nation as a whole. That's why the Administration has taken a number of steps to fund and facilitate improvements at the Port, including a $340 million TIFIA loan to help finance the Port of Miami tunnel project and a $23 million TIGER grant to restore freight rail service between the Port and the Florida East Coast Railway, as well as completing the permitting for the Port's dredging project on an expedited timeline last August as part of the Administration's push to cut red tape around infrastructure construction."Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.