Gov. Scott to State Workers: It's About Private Jobs

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Gov. Rick Scott is telling the state employees whose jobs may be among the most vulnerable that he's all about creating private sector jobs.

Scott visited the Department of Community Affairs, the agency
whose functions he hopes to move under the Department of
Environmental Protection, and later took questions Tuesday from
employees who were clearly worried about their jobs.

He said he'd try to help anyone whose job is lost find another
elsewhere in government. He also said the state needs to cut down
on rules and regulations to attract companies to Florida.

The Department of Community Affairs is responsible for making
sure the state's growth management laws are followed. Scott said
companies are frustrated by the state's permitting process.


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  • by airborne on Feb 18, 2011 at 04:03 PM
    Ha you're right! I mispelled. Didn't realize it was a spelling bee. Oh well. Nope I went to some fantastic schools, most of them private, none of them "from these here parts." I like you anonymous, so much I'm going to start calling you "Anonymous-Bob." You know, like Ricky-Bob, Jimmie-Bob, Billy-Bob.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    Concerned, you are out of touch! When expenses are greater than income you must cut back. Sometimes you have to cutback on essentials and that is what budgeting is all about. You should know that. You have to make tough decisions. Cuts MUST be made, no matter how any of us like it. When you don't have enough money coming in, then what must you do? And Anon/airborne - the word is 'grammar', your school must have been pretty sad.
  • by Concerned Location: Tallahassee on Feb 17, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    As a wife of a state worker, I see my husband worry everyday to the possibility of him losing his job because of the IDIOT that was elected into office thinks he can run OUR STATE as a private sector. Please tell me how you can create jobs by firing 8000 workers. If Mr. Scott wants to do something good for our state, here is an idea, LEAVE. Let someone who actually knows what they are doing be governor, go ruin your own business. Oh, wait, you have already done that. To the voters who voted him in, thanks for allowing him to RUIN our state. You asked for it and know you got it. What are you planning on doing with it???
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    You government/welfare dependents sure get riled up when you get called out don't you. Sorry you guys made C's in high school. Looks like somebody needs a grammer book and another local redneck needs a dictionary in their trailer. Now, back to cleaning my keyboard. Couldn't post during the day. I was too busy working to pay for these outrageous taxes and pay for the government workers guaranteed vacations and benefits. Slash and burn Governor! Slash and burn!
  • by Another anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 at 08:06 AM
    Posted by: Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 at 09:25 AM LOL that was great!!!!!!!!!!!! airborne posts on alot of these sites and is a bozo so I can see where the 100 hours come from. If he was/is infact in the military we are in TROUBLE..roflmao
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 at 06:25 AM
    Airbourne - you work 100 hours per week, doing what? Cleaning your keyboard? You have one lousy attitude, now get to work!
  • by airborne on Feb 17, 2011 at 05:44 AM
    Scott for President/'16. I'm going to go make the bumperstickers now! Boy you government/welfare dependents sure don't like him. But those of us working 100 hours a week in the real market LOVE HIM! He understands America. At the end of the day it is about the dollar. How much you have in your pocket from your day's work. Notice I said WORK! Has he gotten rid of that bimbo spokesperson at the FHP yet. She actually fell asleep at her desk the other day.
  • by Paul on Feb 16, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    As momma always says, "nobody does anything for free." You can bet your hard-earned dollar that NOBODY pays $73 million for a job and foregoes a salary unless he's got major bucks coming in with not so honest means. The hand that stole from the pot is in charge of the bankroll. Scary!
  • by Sandi on Feb 16, 2011 at 07:14 PM
    This gov's motto is "Follow my lead... take from the poor and pocket the $$$." Street name is Rick Clueless Scott. You don't create jobs by firing 8,700 employees. To privatize these services will cost more per citizen. It'll be a rough few years, but better days are coming with the end of the one term's time in office.
  • by airborne on Feb 16, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    I love this governor! The official motto in his plane should be "Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way."
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