Once again Rick Scott has gathered around big business leaders for a ceremonial tax giveaway to the tune of $1 billion, cuts that he can't justify with job creation. He admitted as much as he signed the "incentives" into law:
Scott said it’s difficult to say definitively how certain targeted tax cuts will lead to job creation, but noted that the package helps make Florida a more competitive state for business expansion.
There you have it. There's no guarantee the cuts will create any jobs of course, but it's good for business, and that's all that matters to Scott.
No matter. Just make numerous public appearances and say "jobs" a lot as you proceed to hand the state over to the private sector and cut everything else out from under the rest of us Floridians in the hopes that no one will notice:
“The passage of my jobs passage is a great example of all of us working together to make Florida the best state to live and do business,” he said Wednesday.
Scott continues the tired, false promise of tax cuts for businesses leading to all sorts of jobs in the hopes that someone out there will still believe it after years of reality proving the trickle down theory is pure fiction.
He also wants you to believe that all these cuts will make Florida a bustling business fantasy world while ignoring the reality that all cuts, all the time merely lines the pockets of those who don't need it, and don't hire. You can only cut so much before even businesses stop coming when the corporate welfare handouts dry up.
He may have made businesses happy enough to carry him to his pipe dreams of re-election with tax cuts for the next three years, but Scott is slowly killing the quality of life in this state. To attract businesses you need the people that come with them. (Not to mention consumers) I'm sure they'll be in a mad rush to come down and take advantage of the barely funded schools, transportation, health care, and buy cheap homes with no value surrounded by empty, foreclosed neighborhoods. Who wouldn't jump on that opportunity?
Once Scott "drains the swamp" who will want to live here, much less raise a family in the scorched earth hellscape Gov. Voldemort leaves in his wake?