The RPOF’s Attempt to Rehablitate Rick Scott

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.

About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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1 Response to The RPOF’s Attempt to Rehablitate Rick Scott

  1. Avue says:

    One way that around $2 billion could be saved is by eliminating the Office of Personnel Management in favor of private sector alternatives. Learn more by watching this video:

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