On their Facebook page this morning, the Republican Party of Florida applied this spin to Rick Scott’s first six months in office:
Gov. Scott is following the steps of economic success stories who were able to reduce government waste, empower the private sector, and lower taxes.
“LIKE” if you believe in lower taxes and less government waste!
Lower taxes and less government waste are pretty much bipartisan, don’t ya think? The RPOF flacks are clearly trying to frame Scott’s legislative agenda in the way which is most palatable. However, for Scott and his Republicans allies, their idea of “lower taxes and less government waste” was to cut salaries and benefits of public servants and slash education funding to catastrophic consequences
With school boards like that in Broward and Duval Counties facing crises, the effects of Scott’s budget cuts are now getting local attention. The RPOF’s attempt to reframe their cuts as “lower taxes and less government waste” may not do so well with voters who deal with the realities.