Floridians face fewer jobs, “damage” to schools and higher health care costs – all to advance Scott’s own political interests
In response to Rick Scott’s State Of The State today, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:
“Hardworking Floridians are paying the price for Rick Scott’s self-serving agenda: fewer good-paying jobs, higher health care costs, and funding stripped from public schools. His motivation is and has always been to advance the interests of his wealthy, well-connected cronies and donors at the expense of Floridians who actually work for a living. He is truly a creature of the Tallahassee swamp, and if he decides to run for Senate voters will hold him accountable for his dishonesty and pathological need to put his own interests over what’s right for Florida’s middle-class families.”
See the facts for yourself:
***NEW THIS A.M.: RICK SCOTT’S SELF-SERVING RECORD ON OFF-SHORE OIL DRILLING, “SCOTT IS DEFINITELY A JOHNNY-COME-LATELY TO THIS ISSUE.”
SCOTT’S SELF-SERVING RECORD ON JOBS: UNDER SCOTT, OVER HALF OF FLORIDA COUNTIES LOST JOBS, STATE AT BOTTOM OF NATION IN WAGES.
SCOTT’S SELF-SERVING RECORD ON EDUCATION: UNDER SCOTT, PER-PUPIL EDUCATION FUNDING REMAINS BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE, SCOTT “DID ASTOUNDING DAMAGE TO THE STATE’S K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS,” “SET BACK PROGRESS FOR FLORIDA’S PUBLIC UNVERSITIES.”
SCOTT’S SELF-SERVING RECORD ON HEALTH CARE: SCOTT OPPOSED EXPANDING MEDICAID, BUT HELPED “CRAFT” GOP HEALTH CARE PLAN THAT SPIKES COSTS, IMPOSES AN AGE TAX ON OLDER FLORIDIANS & STRIPS COVERAGE – WHILE GIVING HIMSELF A TAX BREAK.
SCOTT’S SELF-SERVING RECORD ON DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION: SLASHING ADDICTION SERVICES, CLOSING OFFICE OF DRUG CONTROL – HIS RECORD “NOT ENOUGH,” “TOO SMALL.”
SCOTT’S NURSING HOME-SCANDAL: LOOKING OUT FOR HIMSELF AT THE EXPENSE OF FLORIDA’S SENIORS.