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Marion County Has Not Recovered From Rick’s Recession

Marion County Has Not Recovered From Rick’s Recession


In response to Rick Scott appearing in Ocala in Marion County, which is one of 36 Florida counties the Florida Chamber found has lost jobs under Scott’s administration, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo issued the following statement:


“Does Rick Scott think he is fooling anyone by talking about new jobs in a county that has lost thousands of jobs under his administration? It is insulting to the people of Ocala and the people of Marion County for him to talk about creating jobs – when the county has 8,000 fewer jobs than it did in 2007. Scott can’t hide from his record – he’s created an economy that works for him, and his wealthy friends and donors – not hardworking Florida families.” 


This is just days after a fellow Republican, who knows the truth about the state’s economy under Scott, “swipes” at Scott’s jobs record.


Rick Scott’s recession has left behind more than half of Florida counties and he’s also left behind Florida schools – Scott and lawmakers are “abrogating a paramount duty” by failing to provide adequate resources for schools, according to the Ocala Star Banner.

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