Tallahassee, FL – Today, the Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Scott’s false credit-claiming for Florida’s slow recovery and debunked jobs math:
“Rick Scott’s claim that he is responsible for Florida’s slowly growing economy is a cheap reelection gimmick,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant. “The truth is that Florida’s slow recovery is part of a national economic turnaround under President Obama.
“Before Rick Scott took office, he promised Floridians 1,700,000 new jobs — he’s barely 20 percent of the way there. He has fallen so far short of his promises, his only choice is to take credit for jobs he didn’t create. The truth is that he’s been holding Florida back, with big tax giveaways for special interests. Flying around on your private jet isn’t a job creation strategy. It’s a reelection strategy, and Floridians aren’t buying it.“