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Protesters Voice Concerns at Scott's Inauguration

By: Jennifer Milton Email
By: Jennifer Milton Email

"I'm afraid that he wants this government, the state, to line other rich people's pockets, at the expense of poor people," said Marion Banchaf.

Marion Bachaf (Baw-choff) and Max Hass (haws) are raining on Rick Scott's parade, protesting while Florida's 45th governor was sworn into office.

Banchaf is unemployed and Hass is a young college student, but the strangers joined forces on the sidewalks in front of the capitol on inauguration day, fearing how the new administration will affect their futures.

"I'm going to school to be a high school history teacher, and with all the things, you know he wants to dismount the department of education and cut teaching, you know, if he gets re-elected in 2014, the year I'm supposed to graduate, college, I'm going to leave the state of Florida, because there just won't be a job for me," said Haas.

Although seeing Scott claim his new throne is tough for some liberals to swallow, republicans say a fresh start means fresh ideas, and they are depending on the Governor to stay true to his promises.

"This nation needs a change, and I feel in order to make that change, we have to make a different approach to our government," said John Baker.

Although Scott's protesters lay on the opposite side of the fence, they say only time will tell if Floridians elected the right man for the job.

An angry protester also disrupted Scott's inaugural address today and was removed from the audience by security.


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