"Patrick on Politics" - Rick Scott’s failure to create jobs
Rick Scott promised to create 700,000 jobs in 7 years, on top of normal economic growth. He failed to meet that promise — and is now pretending he never said anything at all. My Fox Tampa Bay holds him accountable.
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act — a landmark American achievement that has saved countless lives.
Too many women still face abuse every day without their stories ever making the front page.
Charlie Crist won’t ever let those women down. He will protect — not cut — funding for critical resources women turn to in times of need.
When it comes to doing what’s right for Florida women, Rick Scott has been wrong every single time. He wants to take away a woman’s right to choose. He wants to overturn Roe v Wade and restrict access to abortion — even for victims of rape and incest. He signed laws that require mandatory and medically unnecessary ultrasounds. He thinks employers should be able to deny women coverage for birth control. Rick Scott refuses to support new laws for equal pay. He even vetoed funding for 30 rape crisis centers — Rick Scott turned his back on women when they need help the most. It’s time for a governor who will fight for women — not against us.
Government of the people, by the people, and for the people — that’s how it’s supposed to be. But under Rick Scott, we’ve got government of the special interests, by the big corporations, and for the powerful.
Tax breaks and state contracts for those at the top — cuts in education, higher utility bills, and higher property tax bills for you. You deserve a governor who will put you, the people, first. Who will fight for hardworking families like yours.
That’s exactly what Charlie will do every single day.
Elections matter. In America, we solve problems with more democracy, not less.
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People are working hard, but they’re stressed out — bills, taxes, trying to save for retirement — those are the people Charlie is fighting for. It’s why he took on the insurance companies and utilities that overcharged Floridians. As governor, he put more into schools, and saved the jobs of 20,000 teachers. It wasn’t about right versus left — it was about right versus wrong. Floridians deserve a governor who will fight for them — and that’s exactly what Charlie Crist will do.