Gov. Rick Scott faced more questions this morning about his shifting position on his campaign promise to create 700,000 jobs on top of projected growth (which, at the time, was 1 million jobs). This time the questions came from the type of conservative talk radio where hosts usually refrain from pushing Scott for answers and instead provide a platform for his unfiltered message.
Bud Hedinger on 540-AM in Maitland referred to our video (watch it below) and asked Scott about his promise and his position now, which is to question the validity of the state's economic forecasting. "It doesn't seem to square, sir," Hedinger said.
Scott pointed to the job losses in Florida before he took office, which compares to theslow growth happening now in Florida. "Tell me what normal growth is," Scott said.
"I could argue that I don't have to create any jobs," Scott told Hedinger. "I just have to make sure we don't lose jobs."
"No economist can tell us where the economy is going," Scott said. "And look at what's happened nationally. Unbelievable slow job growth."
-- Michael C. Bender