Rick Scott's Newest Jobs Stance: "I Could Argue That I Don't Have to Create Any Jobs"

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Well, here's what everyone wanted to hear from Gov. Rick Scott, the chief executive of the state with the fifth-highest unemployment rate of the 50 states: Not only as he already retracted his campaign promise to create 700,000 extra jobs but he now says he doesn't have to create any jobs.

Scott is still trying to crawl out of the ditch he dug himself in by saying he wouldn't create the 700,000 extra jobs he promised, and, of course, people are still asking why the self-proclaimed jobs governor is taking back his plan for job creation.

This time around, AM radio host Bud Heninger asked Scott the same question just about everyone's been asking him for the past week -- how can you continue to pretend you didn't promise 700,000 jobs on top of the estimated 1.1 million jobs expected to be gained in the state over the next seven years?

In Heninger's words, "It doesn't seem to square."

Scott brilliantly pointed out that the state lost jobs during the recession and retorted with, "Tell me what normal growth is."

That's when he unveiled his new argument -- he really doesn't have to create a single job, let alone 700,000.

"I could argue that I don't have to create any jobs," Scott said. "I just have to make sure we don't lose jobs."

Heninger then had to tell the governor how he should have handled retracting his campaign pledge -- concede defeat and blame it on President Obama instead of pretending like you never made the promise.

"I would have felt comfortable if you just said, 'Hey, I had no idea it was going to be this bad this long under Obama,'" Heninger said.


Well, if the governor keeps this up, don't be surprised if he actually does argue that his campaign promise was to create zero jobs when reelection time rolls around.

Click here to listen to the audio clip from the Buzz.

[h/t: Michael C. Bender]

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Daniel Kane
Daniel Kane

As of August Governor Scott has created 87,200 public sector jobs and eliminated 15,600 public sector jobs resulting in a net of 71,600 real jobs.  I believe that is why he was elected and his plans are coming to fruition.  Of course the MSM has blasted him with rhetoric and flat out lies.  Meanwhile he is doing what he promised.  Ask those who voted for him. WE are very pleased and there are more of us then their are of you liberal leeches.  So read these biased media articles and vulgar comments that lack facts or wake up and smell what is brewing, it smells like TEA!


have to agree.  it would be better to admit failure, and blame it on Bus...Errr oh wait....Obama.

than to say you never said it... when they have it on audio tape.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

What's the next step?

Following his logic, I expect to see negative job losses turned in a positive... Those 300,000 jobs we lost the last two years?  Well, in reality, we created 500,000 jobs by not losing 800,000 jobs.

Folks, if you have die-hard GOP friends and they tell you they didn't vote for this idiot, look them square in the eye and call them a fucking bald faced liar.  And why you are it, kick them right in the naughty bits area.

There is only one other person nuttier than Scott.  Sinead O'Connor.

Hung Lo
Hung Lo

"I could argue that I don't have to create any jobs," Scott said. "I just have to make sure we don't lose jobs."

When he has laid off half of the state and cut funding to the rest of it how can he say  "I just have to make sure we don't lose jobs."?

But then again, he is the man with the fuzzy balls!


 I actually voted for Sink...  and am a Republican

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