Upon announcing that he was seeking to take Senator Bill Nelson’s seat in the upcoming midterm elections, Governor Rick Scott’s first call was for congressional term-limits.
In a recent campaign speech, he reassured that enacting congressional term-limits will be an issue he’ll pursue should he assume office in November. Under Governor Scott, as explained during the campaign stop by J.C. Martin, chairman of the Republican Party of Polk County, Florida’s unemployment rate has gone down from 11 percent to 3.8 percent.
Scott explained that “I’m going to get the message out that we need change in Washington. We need someone that’s going to go up there and hold Washington accountable to try to do what we do in Tallahassee, to make sure your tax dollars are spent well and you get a return on all those dollars.”
During a media session, the Governor was asked how he planned to convince congressional members that their earnings should be reduced if work isn’t being done and that congressional term limits should be put into place. In response, the Governor explained that “I think what you have to do, in the experience I’ve had over the last eight sessions, is every year if you just work at everything and every year you take advantage of how you can do it. Like, I always was interested in getting the two-thirds vote on the ballot for (raising) taxes; the Legislature did that this year. So you chip away.”
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Governor Rick Scott is currently leading Senator Bill Nelson in the polls.