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Scott: Explaining yourself can be tough

110812_scott-cspan.jpgScribbles in my notebook after Gov. Rick Scott spent 45 minutes on CSPAN's Washington Journal this morning.

1.) Gov. Rick Scott heard straight from the mouths of several Floridians this mornign as CSPAN devoted most of their segment with him to questions from callers and tweeters.

The callers ran the gamut from folks like Republican John in Sebring who praised Scott but accused CSPAN of hanging on up people who want to talk about "illegal aliens." "Governor, you’re doing an excellent job," he said. "And I’m glad you passed that drug test. I think that they ought to make sure that those people are not living in this house (sic) if they keep continuing to get the welfare."

On the other side of the spectrum was Democrat Mercedes from Ormond Beach, who was not happy about the cuts to state salaries and services that Scott pushed for and received, telling Scott, "You’re cutting all the people in this state who matter, not your millionaire friends." She added, "By far he is the worst governor that has ever been in the state of Florida."

2.) Scott handled Mercedes like he did most callers, turning the conversation back to job creation and his belief that the way to do that is with tax breaks and incentives for businesses.

"Being the governor, you've got to balance the needs of those that pay the taxes against those that would like services," he said.

3.) Mark from Bloomingdale sounded more like Marco from West Miami, telling Scott that Florida should eliminate property taxes. "Outlaw it," he said.

Scott smiled and nodded. "I don't disagree with you that reducing property taxes or eliminating them would be a big help," Scott said.

Scott didn't mention that he pushed for only a fraction of the property taxes he promised from the campaign trail.

Instead, he said: "We're probably the only state this year that walked in with a big deficit, balanced our budget, created a surplus and reduced taxes."

4.) It will take some time to figure out if Scott is correct about all those metrics, but it is true that Florida has a projected $1.3 billion budget surplus at the moment.

We're told that state budget writers were briefed last week about current estimates, which will put the state on pace for a $1.3 billion surplus for the coming year. Still tracking down the details, but that's roughly the same amount lawmakers cut in spending this year.

5.) Hector, an independent in West Palm Beach, railed against the salary cuts for teachers and other public workers that were part of those spending reductions. "In all my years in education, I never heard anyone say, 'I want to be a cop or a teacher or a fireman because that's where the big bucks are,'" he told Scott.

Scott pointed to the teacher tenure bill that lawmakers passed this year. It could lead to higher salaries for teachers, but lawmakers did not pay for the program this year.

6.) Scott said after seven months there was not one decision he would change.

"There's no decision that I would do differently," he said. "It's an interesting process.

"I think it's hard often to explain yourself and have everybody... first off, not everybody is going to understand. Everybody is not going to agree with you," Scott said. "But no, there's no decision I would do differently.

"I've changed some of the people that work with me," he added. "I had great people working with me in the beginning, but it's different being a candidate - it's different being a CEO of a company - than it is as a governor."

7.) Scott took a couple questions about turning down federal grants, particularly to help pay for health care. (Although Scott told Bloomberg this week that he may press lawmakers to approve some of the $17 million they turned down this year because of its ties to the federal health care reform.)

Here was Scott's most detailed answer this morning:

"What we haven't accepted are dollars from the federal government that implement the Obama-care, the Affordable Health Care Act. One thing you have to do as governor is - it's no different from what they did with the stimulus. They gave us stimulus dollars and then they stopped. And they expect us to keep those programs going.

"So every dollar they offer us, we  have to look at those grants and say, 'Alright, how long is the grant for? Is it something that fits in with what we're trying to do?'

"We have a very specific Medicaid reform package that is going to be very good for the Medicaid recipients. If it helps us in that reform, we're going for it. If it doesn't, we're not doing it because it doesn't make sense for our state and the people we care about in this state."

8) Scott did say he would take federal money if a hurricane hits the state this year.

"Oh, absolutely," he said.

 

 

 

 

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Dan

You missed the best... Where he listed why people choose to live where they do. Tax rates, litigation issues, regulatory climate.... Interestingly, schools and public safety didn't make the list.

lmmd

it's hard to explain your actions when one is totally in the wrong. No wonder scott stumbled.

Gov. Scott

I have yet to read a postive article about Gov. Scott. I'll be glad when he is voted out.

"Mary"

And if we're really lucky, Scott Walker will be recalled and John Kasich will be voted out around the same time Rick Scott gets the boot.

We can only hope. And vote : )

TERROR ALERT

YES , WE CAN...YES , WE CAN...WE WILL WIN IN WAR ON TERROR (in respect to 30 whities fallen in Afghanistan or what are terrorists will never come back alive...thank you lord....aaamen).

What do you mean tragedy! It was just a birthday present for planet apes president !!! That's all ! Feels great to flip hamburgers and hip hop atop of good news...makes you feel vibrant and energized !!!

ARIZONA = UTOYA = GOVERNMENT‘S "AFTERLIFE" CASH & $$ FLASH MOB.


There was no shooting in Norway or Arizona, but theater and tear gas instead on faces of liberal / zionist / communist multiculturalism maniacs while calling YOU terrorists !!!

Government terrorism(bombing, however, was real), terror(your guilt or blame and shame weapon against us and our families in our own countries) atop of forceful unemployment during so called "ECONOMIC CRISES"(bogus crises during which plenty jobs are available to foreigners) when third world foreigners are allowed to rape, kill, and steal(forceful unemployment against us) are nothing else but fast way to early retirements for government related criminals/ terrorists or our politicians...it is SUPER FAST highway to $$$ extra bonuses, and newly issued state identities(already purchased and pre-paid properties abroad) for NEW WORLD ORDER supporters and their families("afterlife" mob) while calling you a terrorists !!!


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Whitie is fighting war on terrorism just to come home and be pronounced as terrorist...turned in Timothy McVeigh, jobless, homeless ...YESSS, WE CAN...YESSS, WE CAN(tent city USA is what you can)...GABBY OPENED HER EYES (Obaminator’s psychotic speech in Tucson = failed “Apocalypse Now“)

WAKE-UP !!! WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT GETS ALL TO LATE ON PLANET APE !!! TEARS WON'T DO YOU ANY GOOD !!! AS BUSH STATED "THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR"(to die ) !!

EVEN IF IRAQ WOULD HAVE BEEN WAR FOR OIL(what controlled media claimed and hurried with upon loss of public confidence in self elected "government"), VETERANS WOULDN'T NEVER EVER HAVE TO BE HOMELESS PEOPLE THE WAY THEY ARE AND NOR WOULD OUR PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE ALLOVER THE PLACE THE WAY THEY DO TO VERY TODAY(never ending “war on terror” story). BECAUSE EVEN IF WAR WAS FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY ONLY, MONEY SHOULD BE USED FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS AND NOT WHAT THE CASE IS OR AGAINST WHITES(to destroy us allover the world or turn even into WHITE REFUGEES...VISIT "OBAMA = STALIN = BUSH or USA = SOVIET UNION" at http://avsecbostjan.blogspot.com/ or http://avsecbostjan.wordpress.com/ TO LEARN WHO, HOW, AND WHY RUINED YOU !!!

You don't really proof for 911, just put your sht together in your heads...THIS IS PLENTY ENOUGH TO HAVE O(B)SAMA INDICTED FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST WHITE AMERICAN HUMANITY TOGETHER WITH HIS ZIONIST MASTERS(STATE STATISTICS OR DEMOGRAPHICS ARE CLEARLY WITNESSING HARD FACTS IN RESPECT TO ABOUT ETHNIC CLEANSING) !!!

Don't worry O(s)bama, you have just saved USA what is lots of Dollars in your DEBT DEALS as those best of America or Navy Seals would also grew older and then you already know how it goes...DEBT DEAL = DEAD and ILL !!!

HOW MUCH FURTHER ARE WE WILLING TO GO IN ORDER TO PLEASE VERY SAME PEOPLE WHO DENY US EVEN THE RIGHT TO EXISTENCE(what is to you country without laws or lawless country in respect to your personal rights, but the one that in contrast to your denied basic human rights recognizes you extremely liable when payments are due) !!?

IS IT INDEPENDENCE THAT WE CELEBRATE OR DEPENDENCE (what are your credit card bills or alimony saying about it) !!? HOW IS YOUR DIABETES AND LOST MARRIAGES !!? FORECLOSURES AND JOB SEARCH !!? THAT IS THE QUESTION TO BE OR NOT TO BE !!! IS IT LAND OF THE FREE OR STATE OF TERROR AGAINST OWN POPULATION !!? IT IS TIME TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT COLOR ARE THE STRIPES ON OUR STAR SPANGLED BANNER !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who wants to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHOM WE ADDRESS WITH "PRESIDENT" (STOP HUMILIATING YOURSELF) !!!

VOTING POLL:

DO WE NEED MORE PROOFS TO INDICT OBAMA AND BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST WHITE HUMANITY !!?

1) NO, THEY ARE CLEARLY GUILTY AS OIL WAR NEVER EVER WAS REAL ISSUE IN GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES. REAL ISSUE ARE FACTS OR WHAT WE WITNESS TODAY WHEN VETERANS ARE HOMELESS,
JOBLESS, KILLED, ETC.

2) NO, AS 911 ALONE AS WELL AS ACTIONS IMPOSED AGAINST WHITES IN USA (as well worldwide) ARE CLEARLY INDICATING ACTS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITE HUMANITY

3) YESS AS JUST YESTERDAY(for over 15 years to very yesterday), WE (news/media = vacuum world of lies) WERE TELLING YOU THAT UNEMPLOYMENT WAS AT 10% WHILE TODAY ONE IS AT 50% (HOW COME NO ONE QUESTION JOURNALISM LIKE THIS OR WHAT IS WORLD OF LIES AND DEMENTIA...UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THAT JUMPS TO 50% ACCROSS THE NIGHT)!

4) I AGREE WITH FIRST TWO ANSWERS ABOVE. IT IS TIME TO PRESS CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST BOTH ADMINISTRATIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITE HUMANITY FOR THE SAKE (SAFETY) OF US AND OUR CHILDREN(DO NOT TURN THEM IN WHITE REFUGEES ON PLANET APES OR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE WHEN VISITING ABOVE PAGES) !!!

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