State of the Union Address: Rick Scott Has an Opinion

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Attention everyone: Gov. Rick Scott has something to say.
Gov. Rick Scott would like to add himself to the endless list of people with an opinion about President Obama's State of the Union Address last night, so here we go.

Here's the short version of the governor's opinion: Businesses don't want to come to America. Except Florida. Florida's cool. And he's doing such a great job as governor.

"Companies from around the world should continue flocking here, but instead they are being deterred by a nation facing a trillion-dollar deficit and a federal government with an insatiable appetite for more debt and intrusion into the lives of its citizens," Scott says, apparently not even reacting to the president's speech at all.

In typical Scott fashion, he compares himself to the president and reminds us all of what a great job he's doing:

What we need in the White House is a leader who understands that the government's role is to create the conditions that help create private-sector jobs. We need a president who understands that the government can only give Americans the opportunity to work hard and live their version of the American dream, but government cannot do the work for them. In my first year in office as governor, we streamlined government, cut red tape, and created a business and taxpayer-friendly climate in Florida. As a result, our state's unemployment rate dropped by more than 2.1 percentage points last year, the second biggest drop of any state in the nation, and we created 141,500 private-sector jobs.

That's right, the governor apparently thinks we need a president more like, well, him.

"The steps we are taking in Florida are working," explains the governor overseeing the state with the nation's fourth-highest unemployment rate. "The time is now to elect a leader who will make the right choices in order to grow jobs and get Americans back to work."

What any of the governor's response has to do with the president's speech last night is yet to be determined.


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9 comments
Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

So where did Scott mail this one in from?  I think the real reason he is never in town is because he knows if he is here long enough hes gonna get tossed out of that office.And I am sorry, a man who has bilked millions from medicare and the government really has no leg to stand on to critique anyone, let alone President Obama.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

How could a dumb ass like Scott be elected governor, without dumb ass voters?

Jack
Jack

Maybe he should have accepted the highspeed rail or 70000 new Florida jobs.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

I don't care what criminals think of my President. Get outta town, clown.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

POS maybe, but president?  He cant run thanks to his conviction thankfully.

Beamer
Beamer

See the election of Obama for the answer to your question.

Beamer
Beamer

High speed rail...Another joke proposed by the left to better mankind...

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

But, he won it honestly, with 2 million small contributors, and he'll do it again this year, even bigger. Bush and Cheney had to steal it in Florida in 2000 and in Ohio in 2004, then drove the country over a cliff. We're back on solid ground now, slowly improving. Maybe when the Publicans can find a candidate who isn't a religious fanatic or a robber baron or a serial adulterer or serial sexual harasser, maybe they'll win again.

But you have to wonder, they're such a tent full of crackpots and morons. The people could have had Al Gore and continued the prosperity, but they had to punish our whole party because Bill Clinton got a blowjob. Guess those eight Bush years straightened it all out, right suckers? Jesus.

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