FACT CHECK: Rick Scott Keeps Coming Up Short on Job Creation
CLAIM: Rick Scott keeps saying he created jobs in Florida, like he promised he would in 2010.
FACT: Rick Scott keeps moving the goalposts on his promise to create 1.7 million jobs over seven years – now that he’s come up 1 million jobs short for Floridians. After taking office, he backtracked, saying he would only create 700,000 jobs — and falsely claiming he had never promised Floridians any more.
Why? Because Scott’s corporate giveaways to create jobs have been a failure. He has given out $266 million in taxpayer dollars to companies promising to create jobs, but only 5% have actually been created.
CHECK THE FACTS:
[Tampa Bay Times, 12/9/13]
[Tampa Bay Times, 12/6/13]
And watch here:
[Fox 13, 7/14]