Rick Scott Promised to Create 700,000 Extra Jobs; Now He'll Smile and Pretend He Didn't

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Jobs? Where we're going, we don't need jobs.
One of Gov. Rick Scott's main talking points during his campaign was his "7-7-7" plan, which he said would create 700,000 jobs on top of the projected growth of 1 million Florida jobs by 2017.

With the statewide unemployment rate staying at 10.7 percent for the third straight month, the state experiencing the second-most mass layoffs for two months in a row and an estimated cut of 1,638 Florida jobs in September, Scott is pretending like his promise never happened.

Instead, he's now claiming that the voters elected him to create fewer jobs than were projected to be created under "normal growth." Uh, what?

Now the governor has apparently decided that 700,000 total jobs by 2017 is a more attainable goal than the growth that was expected if any old schmo were running the state.

In Scott's mind, though, he has no idea who promised the extra 700,000 jobs.

He now says he has "no idea" who cooked that plan up.

As PolitiFact, the St. Petersburg Times, the Miami Herald, and the Associated Press could tell you, it's Gov. Rick Scott who came up with that plan, and they really don't understand why he won't admit that he's abandoned his plan for job creation.

Here's the quick proof of Scott's retraction from capitol reporter and missing-government-email hunter extraordinaire Michael C. Bender:



Then he was asked again why he's planning for 300,000 fewer jobs than regular growth instead of 700,000 extra, and it's done through some sort of expression similar to a smile:



Looks like the governor is kickin' it old school, just like he did in '95:



The state's newest unemployment figures will be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on October 21.


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women shoes
women shoes

I have a 10-10-10 plan for any republican candidate out there. We can do what Perry and Scott do. Make it up as we move along.

Hung Lo
Hung Lo

In Scott's mind, though, he has no idea who promised the extra 700,000 jobs. He now says he has "no idea" who cooked that plan up. It sounds like on top of everything else the poor man came down with a case of Alzheimers!  The only answer is an early election.  The earlier, the better.  It seems as though his "MO" is based more upon spite than upon common sense.

dana
dana

Voldemort

flnative1
flnative1

The state of Florida over the year as of August 2011 seasonally adjusted non ag has had a total gain of 46,100 jobs. Governor Scott likes to talk about private jobs, but doesn't like to talk about the loss elsewhere to bring his total numbers down.   The United States has increased jobs in percent over those in Florida in professional, business, education, health services, construction, manufacturing, trade and transportation and information.  If overall the United States is gaining jobs in all these sectors over Florida, One has to wonder what kind of job is Governor Scott really doing for the citizens of Florida/

Nolanfl80
Nolanfl80

According to BLS statistics going back 1976, Florida has averaged 141k new jobs per year. Scott now says his jobs plan will create 100k new over the next 7 years. That is well below the historical average and would be one of the slowest periods of job creation in modern state history. Either Scott is setting one of the lowest bars for job creation or Florida voters are all suckers.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Florida ... the dumbest place on earth.

123
123

the state that primarily votes democratic voted this man in, no one else.

Chaz Stevens, Douche Bag
Chaz Stevens, Douche Bag

Why are we surprised at this man's behavior? Jesus, after taking the fifth 70 something times in a deposition, don't you think this man has character issues? 

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Okay, tea baggers, we tried it your way.  You wanted this corporate thief in office, an you got it.  Happy now?

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

"Either Scott is setting one of the lowest bars for job creation or Florida voters are all suckers."

We are only suckers if we buy into that plan. I refuse to buy into his plan.     

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

An easy, thoughtless assumption, but an incorrect conclusion. I am still here for family reasons. When those go away, so will I.Since you didn't disagree with my premise, you must be dumb too!

123
123

you must be dumb too, since you havent moved yet....

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