Governor Rick Scott is hitting the campaign trail in his effort to unseat Bill Nelson, currently the only statewide elected Democratic lawmaker in Florida. And, he’s making the argument that he wants to be the “jobs senator.”
At a campaign stop at Baron Signs Manufacturing in Riviera Beach, the outgoing sunshine state Governor told supporters that he is “a doer. I will get stuff done. … I want to be the jobs senator.”
He also voiced a message that he expressed in his announcement advertisement where he detailed that “I don’t fit in at Tallahassee, and I am not going to fit in at Washington, D.C.”
As Governor, Scott filed legislation earlier in the week that would provide tax incentives to any company that hires workers who have lost their jobs due to automation. Tax benefits would also be given to people still going through job training.
He explained that “The world is changing, and we need to change with it. We need to do everything we can to create additional jobs and opportunities for the millions of hard-working people who could wake up one day and suddenly find their job obsolete.”
The Governor has also called for congressional term limits, which is something that many voters would agree with.