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The GOP on Equal Pay: “Unacceptable”

Rick Scott Deploys 5 Men to Condemn Equal Pay

Sometimes you just can’t make these things up. Rick Scott’s campaign today condemned Charlie Crist’s proposal for equal pay for women, featuring five men — and not one woman — in a press release. FDP Chair Allison Tant made the following statement: 

“Today, Charlie Crist called for fairness in the governor’s office. Unsurprisingly, Rick Scott’s campaign and their allies issued a statement denouncing proposals supported by the overwhelming the majority of Floridians, from raising the minimum wage to ensuring equal pay for equal work and stopping workplace discrimination. 

“I’ll tell Rick Scott what’s truly unacceptable: having five men condemn equal pay while they get paid more than women do. Scott’s campaign sure has a knack for frequently managing to insult minorities. But then again, Rick Scott has never stood up for Florida’s women, and he’s never been on the side of Florida’s middle class.”  



Legislative Leadership: Crist’s Plan To Circumvent Legislature Is Unacceptable

Gaetz, Gardiner, Weatherford, Crisafulli and Thrasher Say Charlie Crist’s Plan
Comes Straight From President Obama’s Playbook

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Senate President Don Gaetz, Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner, House Speaker Will Weatherford, House Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli and Rick Scott for Florida Chairman John Thrasher released a joint statement on Charlie Crist’s plans to circumvent the legislature with five executive orders:

“Charlie Crist says he is a ‘man of the people’ but his actions don’t match his rhetoric. Crist is lifting a dangerous page from President Obama’s playbook, saying he will do an end-run around the people’s elected representatives and single-handedly mandate policies through executive order. Such declarations should give Floridians great concern.

“Charlie Crist is not above the constitution and the law. Florida needs a Governor who will work with the Legislature and not force his personal agenda on Floridians with the stroke of a pen.”

Senate President Don Gaetz
Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner
House Speaker Will Weatherford
House Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli
Rick Scott for Florida Chairman John Thrasher


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