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Scott, again, says GOP debate should focus on jobs

by John Kennedy | September 12th, 2011

The Republican presidential field takes part in another debate tonight — this time from Tampa — but Florida Gov. Rick Scott is mostly sticking with the same advice he’s offered for those heading into earlier exchanges.

“I think the biggest question for everybody in the country — if the Democrats were having a debate, it’d be the same same issue — it’d be about jobs. Who’s got the best blueprint for job creation?”  Scott said Monday.

Scott, a big supporter of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also may have attempted to come to the defense of his favorite Republican, who tonight could have to clarify his recent debate comment that Social Security was effectively a “Ponzi scheme,” certain to run out of money. Calls for overhauling Social Security are eyed warily in Florida and other states with heavy senior populations.

“Without jobs, we don’t have any money for any the safety nets we have,” Scott explained. “We can’t afford any of the government programs we have. So it’s about jobs.”

Tonight’s CNN/Tea Party Express debate begins at 8 p.m. on CNN. It will take place at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Scott said he plans to watch the talk-a-thon, but won’t attend. He’s traveling Monday in advance of Republican Governors’ Association meetings.


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4 Responses to “Scott, again, says GOP debate should focus on jobs”

  1. Jim Says:

    Scott is so wrong, it’s more about getting out of foreign wars (Afghanistan for one). Yes, jobs are important, but let’s get rid of the huge debt caused by all these defense industry wars. Ron Paul is the man!

  2. R. Neck Says:

    What we need is MORE wars! That is what Floridians believe. Wars will solve all our problems. That’s what we believe.

  3. Mike Says:

    Like all the jobs he brought to FL? Oh wait, he did hire all those six figure buddies to help him clean out every dime he can. Crook.

  4. Thomas Says:

    Republican thought process: create more jobs and you create more tax dollars, which republicans can funnel into corporate tax breaks, which republicans say will creat jobs. I have yet to hear an economist explain how giving money to corporations creates jobs. It just creates greater profits. Sad lineup of republican candidates being paraded before us.

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