Florida 2.0

By: Troy Kinsey Email
By: Troy Kinsey Email

Tallahassee, FL -

After spending seven months and 75-million dollars pledging to 'Get to Work.' It's almost judgment time for Governor-elecet Rick Scott.

Scott says, "I have a seven-step plan, it's going to be 700,000 jobs in Florida over the next seven years. It's serious, it's well thought out, and it's going to happen."

...But apparently, not without your help.
The governor-elect is launching a website dubbed 'Florida 2.0'.
Thousands of people have already submitted ideas about how to improve the way Tallahassee does business.

People like Terry Long, a retired state worker who's enjoying his golden years, and wants Scott to keep his hands off the state pension program.

Long says, "For most retirees, going in and taking a hit on health insurance would be...for many, it would be tragic."

Chances are Scott will be selective in which ideas he ultimately embraces... After all, he's no fan of big government.

But, many of them are bound to gain traction, and if history is any guide, they may well become law.

"This will be the era of problem solvers."

Four years ago, Marco Rubio became state house speaker armed with a collaborative book entitled '100 innovative ideas for Florida's future'.

From lowering property insurance to cracking down on gangs, more than half of the ideas passed by the time Rubio left office.

Scott may not have a book, but by the time he's sworn in, he'll have plenty of ideas, some that'll help bolster his agenda, and others that aren't likely to make the cut.

Charles Benz says, "Taxes need to be higher in this state!"
WHAT?
"Taxes need to be higher in this state!"

At the very least, the Governor-elect is willing to listen, both in-person and in cyberspace, with the hope of getting more done when the governing begins.

"We can turn this state around - let's get to work."

Scott's team says they've received over three thousand comments on the new website.

The website can be found at the link below.


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  • by jay Location: over round home on Nov 29, 2010 at 01:04 PM
    @ own your own I was speaking to Florida not the US House and senate but to the topic of Scott the new governor. Now own your own higher taxes and fees from republican controlled Florida house and senate 1996 until now and with the super majority what will the next move be try privatized state agencies ie DOC and more old worn out Jeb bush politics Haha still laughing at your ownership.
  • by Own your own faults on Nov 29, 2010 at 02:46 AM
    Jay, The Democrats own the White House and the Congres. The republicans, only have the majority in the House of Represenative. The Democrats control 2/3 of the 3 law making bodies. The Democrats, not the Republicans, have been, for the past 2 years, and still are, in control of this train reck.
  • by Jay Location: over round home on Nov 27, 2010 at 07:53 AM
    be careful what you wish/vote for you just might get it. Republicans raised everyones taxes and fees in '08-'09 and now they have a super majority. Yes the democrats are laugh at y'all cause you deserve it.rofl
  • by Jim Location: Havana on Nov 27, 2010 at 05:21 AM
    There is no longer a democracy in the US. The plutonomy of the very rich controls the economy,the media, & now the government. Their super effective propaganda machine convinces otherwise resonable voters to vote against their own self interest. They have given up their one remaining weapon-their vote.Bill Maher is right in saying the American public is too gullable,too easily swayed & ill informed to be properly governed. America(particularly Florida) is now viewed with disdain & disbelief by the world. As if George W.(dufus) Bush didn't hurt our image enough. I truly fear for the common man in this country.
  • by Louie on Nov 26, 2010 at 07:41 AM
    Let us all eat cake!!
  • by renny Location: ga on Nov 26, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    you stupid fla voters.....enjoy your store bought crooked governer.
  • by Toni Location: Perry on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:52 PM
    God help us all. The man is a theif and a total criminal. Lets see how much he steals from Medicaire now that he is Governor. Unbelievable that there are so many idiots in Florida that voted for him.
  • by Rick Scott Supporter Location: Tallahassee on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:46 PM
    Uncle Ricky is a winer! He will lead florida into a strong economy or take the fifth as to why he failed.
  • by federal monkey on Nov 25, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    Posted by: a monkey can run the state and federal government. Location: fla. on Nov 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM Monkeys can also spell common words correctly.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    Obama was not as qualified because even though he was a senator, his experiences have been to vote very little (and many times just voted present). His platform for change may have been a good platform at the time, but what does his change mean. Obamacare is not viable, the economy has continued to spiral downward and none of his programs have seemed to work. Scott has the business experience to objectively look at the problems facing the state and find solutions that will actually work.
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