Bel Edwards To Scott: Focus On Your Own Disasters
Fresh off of getting smacked in the face with facts when he tried to poach jobs in California by luring companies here to pay Floridians much less than they can live on, Rick Scott is at it again. This time he's trying to take advantage of Louisiana, one of the states that's actually suffered more than Florida under GOP rule.
Former Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, he of "let's don't be the stupid party" fame who is now supporting Donald Trump for president in spite of stating Trump's a "madman who must be stopped," almost single-handedly destroyed the state before his term ran out, something that Rick Scott never noticed until Jindal was out of office.
Now Scott's on it, and he's trying to swoop in take advantage now that there's a Democrat running the show and trying to repair some of the Jindal-induced damage.
But like California Governor Jerry Brown before him, Gov. John Bel Edwards is way ahead of him, and had this to say about Scott's next plan to steal jobs from other places rather than create them as promised:
“Gov. Scott is trying to distract from his disappointing economic development initiatives that are failing in Florida as we speak,” Carbo said in a statement. “While he supported Bobby Jindal’s plans that have crippled our state and led to two credit downgrades, Gov. Edwards has worked night and day to stabilize our state from the reckless policies Gov. Scott’s coming to promote. He’d be best served staying in Florida to tend to the business of his own state. Louisianans and Floridians would prefer productive dialogue over more gimmicks from slick-talking politicians.”
Sadly, GOP governors like Scott, Jindal, Chris Christie and others only speak "gimmick" and it shows. Scott's merely peddling an endless merry-go-round of "incentives" to steal low paying jobs that soak taxpayers further with little to show for it.