Scott's Jobs Plan

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

Tallahassee, FL - From the wing of a Boeing 737 Governor Rick Scott, was flying high over the prospect of 4-thousand new Florida jobs.

“I want to be the “Jobs Governor” and get this state back to work,” Scott said from a news conference in Destin on January 17th.

Scott wants to create 700-thousand jobs in seven years. It’s not clear if he’ll use the 4-thousand jobs that could be created by Vision Airlines in his final tally. The company’s expansion plans were in the works before Scott took office.

Another company with prior Florida plans announced 244 jobs Thursday. Scott made the announcement.

“Do about one a day and about seven hundred days and a thousand jobs a day and I’d make my goal,” said Scott.

Bing, a science based company, offered Scott some credit for influencing their final decision.

“The tipping point in our decision to move to Florida is the governor’s pledge to try and eliminate the corporate income tax, it’s huge,” said

Scott took the credit, but won’t elaborate on how involved he was in Bing’s move.

“Calling companies every day talking to people about coming here, but it’s nice when things like Vision and Bing happen,” said Scott.

While it’s unclear how many jobs Scott’s created, its crystal clear how many he’s eliminated. Friday he let go fourteen administrators from the Department of Corrections. Eleven were let go when he put the state air fleet on the auction block and four were fired when Scott closed the Office of Drug control.

Scott has been on the job less than two months so it will likely be a long time before jobs created in Florida can be directly tied to his actions. Economists also predict a million jobs will be created over the next seven years as the economy recovers. Scott has promised his job creation will be on top of the million.

Scott has been on the job less than two months so it will likely be a long time before jobs created in Florida can be directly tied to his actions. Economists also predict a million jobs will be created over the next seven years as the economy recovers. Scott has promised his job creation will be on top of the million.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2011 at 04:41 AM
    Bubba, The Tea Party understands that Government does not create jobs. You do not understand the tea party.
  • by Don Location: Adams on Feb 12, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    Scott's job plan is the same non-plan offered by the Congressional republicans. Tax cuts for bog corporations and dismantling any regulations that would stand in the way of those companies ability to destroy our Florida environment. It will further bankrupt the state. His proposals will just be job killing. Some day the electorate will learn to vote in their own interests. It could happen. Events in Egypt have made me believe in the basic goodness of average people. Scott is a blackhearted dolt.
  • by Pete Zahut on Feb 12, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    Wanna be the "jobs governor", governor? Hire more good teachers (fire the bad ones), hire more good cops (ditto) and give the FDEP some real power - hire more biologists and chemists instead of developer-flunky lawyers and administrators - and actually PROTECT the environment!!
  • by Buddy Garity on Feb 12, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    Privatization jobs don't count either. It Costs the state just as much money for an inferior product, but most of the money ends up in Ohio and India, rather than in our local economies.
  • by Bubba Location: Tallahassee on Feb 12, 2011 at 05:09 AM
    There aren't any jobs coming anytime soon, so quit holding your breath. All you tea partiers out there that decry the government so much sure seem satisfied to let the government create jobs for you? What happened to those bootstraps?
  • by Lip Cheese on Feb 11, 2011 at 07:44 PM
    Ever try to open a coffee and biscuit shop?? Try to figure out the regulations and licenses and you may get a glimpse of why there is unemployment. The common person who would like to do better sometimes can not see the forest for the trees.
  • by Steve on Feb 11, 2011 at 06:49 PM
    Scott taking Credit for something he didn't do Hmmmmm He's a Idiot
  • by watcher Location: nearby on Feb 11, 2011 at 04:12 PM
    Gov. Scott,,,why not strive to be "the GOOD jobs" governor instead of just a [plain runofthemill, low pay no benefits] jobs governor? I really believe the story line about it will be a very long time before any new jobs will be creditied to him.
  • by Jonathan Swift Location: Florida on Feb 11, 2011 at 03:58 PM
    So, Bing Energy is coming to Tallahassee. I wonder if BE is receiving any federal stimulus money for their "green energy" company. If yes, that would be awfully ironic, don't you think?
  • by yea yea yea Location: t on Feb 11, 2011 at 03:47 PM
    sounds good, but you don't create jobs by laying off state workers or cutting their benefits. if you take away how will it get better ?
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