NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: March 8, 2011 Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411
Chairman Smith Responds To Rick Scott’s State Of The State Address
Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement reacting to Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address:
“Tonight, Governor Rick Scott’s words trying to defend his job destroying agenda rang hollow to Floridians hurting during the hard economic times.
“Since he took office, Floridians have seen that Rick Scott only cares about imposing his rigid and extreme philosophy on our state, rather than working to implement common sense solutions for Florida.
“Whether he is killing high speed rail, proposing his spending plan that would lay off 20,000 teachers, or putting communities at risk by ending critical law enforcement tools to stop pill-mills, Rick Scott’s agenda is doing real harm to our state.
“Rather than working to improve the quality of living in our state, Rick Scott prefers to simply bully teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public servants.
“Rather than working to create jobs, Rick Scott is assaulting our middle class with union busting measures that genuinely hurt working Floridians and their families.
“Floridians are disappointed tonight because they saw Rick Scott is more interested in attacking government rather than attacking the many problems our state faces.”