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FDP highlights Rick Scott's job-numbers flip-flop


Flip-flopping -- it's not just for Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist.

Gov. Rick Scott does it too, and the Florida Democratic Party reminds us today with a web video of how the Republican changed his tune on job creation after he won office.

"Our plan is seven steps to 700,000 jobs that plan is on top of what normal growth would be," Scott said in a 2010 TV debate.

"You want to add 700,000 jobs on top of what the economic recovery would bring," a moderator noted. "We're talking in seven years about 1.7 million jobs..."

But after taking office, Scott twice told reporters -- one with the Associated Press, another with a reporter in the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times bureau -- that his job-growth plan was not in addition to the employment forecast. Basically, Scott will take credit for every job that was created.

As with other lines of attack in this campaign, this one has been examined already. PolitiFact gave Scott a "Full Flop" rating in 2011.