Rick Scott's Vacation to Canada Gets Even More Bogus

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Here's the new number of jobs Gov. Rick Scott actually brought to Florida during his "trade mission" to Canada last week: zero.

That's right, not a single one.

Over two statements from Canada last week, the governor announced that 210 new jobs were coming to Florida from our neighbors to the north -- which is still a little low considering Scott and his delegation met with 120 companies they say are considering moving to Florida.

We knew Scott was misrepresenting the facts about private security company Garda moving its U.S. headquarters from Pasadena, California, to Boca Raton -- a deal that was built under former Gov. Charlie Crist and approved by the Palm Beach County Commission just days after Scott took office.

Now we're finding that much like the 100 jobs Scott is championing from Garda, he doesn't have much room to take credit for the other 110 jobs either.

The Orlando Sentinel asked the new president of Aircraft Armature -- which has been operating out of Opa-locka since April and plans on hiring as many as 100 new employees over the next year -- if Scott had a big influence in their decision to grow in Florida:

"No," Howard, told me flatly, but he praised the governor and his team and said he hopes they can be of help in the future, such as when it comes to understanding health care and benefits in the United States, which is different from Canada's universal health care.

He pointed out that as a former hospital executive, Scott "has got the credentials to know about that stuff."
The remaining ten jobs Scott's taking credit for creating -- that's bogus too.

Toronto's UCC Industries International Inc. started a two-man operation in Tampa two and a half months ago and didn't move because they'd just hired an employee from the Tampa area.

Now they're planning on adding eight more employees over the next few years, and the Sentinel also asked that company's president, Brent Hughes, if Scott swayed him into bringing jobs to Florida:

He also said the governor's policies didn't impact his decision, but that it was "an honor and a pleasure to be able to meet the governor," while he was in Canada[...]

Let's add that all up -- one week, 120 companies, zero jobs.

A public-records request for Scott's Canada vacation expenditures is in the works.


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telavivvacationapartment
telavivvacationapartment

Canada is a very nice place and I Hope that I will come here sooner the better.nice article.

 

telavivvacationapartment
telavivvacationapartment

Canada is very beautiful place and i wish to travel in that place cause so many wonderful places are there that i cannot see..

Paulbilodeau
Paulbilodeau

I just did a search of all Canadian newspapers in canoe.ca with rick scotts name, not one article came up.... Dumb teabaggers dont make a blip on the screen in Canada... Stupidity is not in fashion up there ...What a freakin waste of tax dollars.

Leslieparkerearll
Leslieparkerearll

And how much tax-payer money was spent for those zero jobs... I guess they ALL just needed a vacation

twas
twas

Nice job Matt

NoCuteName
NoCuteName

I certainly hope that the Tea Bag Anarchists are happy with the piece of dog cheney they elected as governor. Heck of a job, Tea Baggers.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Would you believe the Governor convinced two guys who sell T shirts out of their garage in Toronto to relocate to St. Augustine?

Would you believe an organ grinder from Montreal?

Parkland man
Parkland man

That's 99 to many,matt sorry for the slip a ft laud law firm just paid a costarican company 75 K to leave them alone 15 thousand calls an hour was to much for them,bull ya!

Mark L
Mark L

Soo, companies decide to move their businesses overnight? Oh, OK.

teacher1
teacher1

How about -1400 for the teachers that were laid off??

PHARO88
PHARO88

THAT BRAINFART PIG NEEDS TO BLOWN INTO SMITHEREENS AND THEN HIS DUST ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER RETHUG TURDHEADS NEED TO GO INTO THE SUN TO BURN INTO OBLIVION.THEY ARE ALL EVIL AND THEY ARE OUT TO TRY AND DESTROY ALL OF US;NEVER TRUST A RETHUGLICAN...NEVER,NEVER,NEVER..ALL THEY DO IS LIE AND DECEIVE AND THE BIBLE THUMPERS DRINK UP THEIR KOOLAID...

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I guess I have to redo the math.

0 jobs created in 1 week.   700,000 jobs needed.   That means... Fuck, anybody got an idea when the Rapture is supposed to happen?

Guest
Guest

Impeach Scott. No more tea party puppets. We don't freaks running government.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Would you believe I brought 100 jobs from Garda?

Would you believe 100 from Amature?

No?.

Would you believe a one armed hot dog vendor from Saskatchawan?

Midnight Rider
Midnight Rider

For the last time. It was the DEMOCRATS that got RICK THE DICK elected. You freakin libs stayed home.  It was, as you morons say, the RETHUGLICANS that kept Alex Sink in the game. Marco Rubio was declared the winner 22 seconds after the polls closed, while it took 2 days to sort out the governors race.  Why was that? Idiots all of you. 

So thank you lazy ass democrats (typical) for Rick the Dick.

Guest
Guest

Whew, it's nice to know the Democrats will be there to save our country - once they're done taking pictures of their privates, having affairs, and basically acting like any other lying politician out there. So cut back on the caffeine, keep the threats of violence to yourself, and go read a comic book or two...

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Don't be shy. Express your opinion and tell us how you really think.

Midnight Rider
Midnight Rider

Oh and fuck you for fucking the rest of us you lazy ass libs.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

@3458924508f1f584f4019576e7611e10:disqus

I say congratulations are in order here.   All of those years you spent on the elementary school debate team are still paying dividends.

And extra bonus points when you start getting high-fived by Augusta, I mean Christine!   You're reaching a special segment of the audience -- one that usually takes really large amounts of drugs to find.

Midnight Rider
Midnight Rider

If you stayed home and did not vote for Alex Sink then yes you can go fuck yourself also.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

@3458924508f1f584f4019576e7611e10:disqus Only if you promise to look up the meaning of "sarcasm".   And why you are at it, check of "cynical".   They're different ya know?

Midnight Rider
Midnight Rider

A genius that needs a dictionary. Look up the definition of comic book stupid.

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