Enterprise Florida, Our Job...Is To Spend Your Money!
Yesterday we heard of yet another potential waste and abuse scandal involving an agency under the direction of Rick Scott. This time it's once again Enterprise Florida, the public-private agency charged with recruiting business and jobs to Florida. Turns out, in exchange for less than half of the jobs promised by Scott and crew, millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent by the agency on things like luxury hotels and restaurants, sky boxes, limos and some mighty eye-popping charges on the Enterprise Florida American Express cards. In other words, when Rick Scott said he would run Florida like a business, he neglected to mention that includes a limitless "company expense account" on your dime.
At the time of the CBS 12 report, Scott issued this response: