Scott gives himself attaboy for settling D.C. budget crisisby John Kennedy | April 11th, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott is taking some credit for the last-minute federal budget deal — saying the $2.4 billion in high-speed rail money he blocked from coming to Florida helped settle the standoff between President Obama and Republicans in Congress.
“I am proud to have brought this waste to the attention of those in Washington,” Scott said Monday in a statement issued by his press office. “These funds should either be returned to taxpayers as tax cuts or applied to reducing the burden that our national debt is passing to future generations.”
If anybody had any lingering questions about how Scott feels about the high-speed rail project, his first reference to the project labeled it a “boondoggle.”