NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: December 7, 2011
Contact: Brannon Jordan, (850) 222-3411
STATEMENT FROM FLA DEMS ON THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET
Scott’s Budget Nothing More Than An Election Year Gimmick
Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Democratic Party today released the following statement in response to Gov. Rick Scott’s budget proposal.
Statement from Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux:
“We hope having his approval numbers hit rock-bottom was a wake-up call to Governor Rick Scott about the importance of investing in education to create jobs and attract business, but given his long history of fraud and his recent refusal to follow Florida public records laws we suspect this is nothing more than an election year gimmick.
“Leave it to the Madoff of Medicare to gut money from education only to return partial funding the following election year in a transparent effort to buoy the sagging poll numbers of the state’s Republicans. Investing in education is no doubt a top priority, but squeezing funding from critical services and putting the burden on the backs of working families is not the way to do it.
“For over a decade, the GOP has been at the helm as Florida’s families watched the special interests and corporations get ahead while education funding dwindled and our state’s children fell further and further behind. The bottom line: Floridians know Rick Scott can’t be trusted. It’s time for a new direction in Florida.”