Governor Rick Scott highlighted this week the economic impact his administration has had by explaining that the sunshine state’s debt has been paid down by more than $10 billion since December 2010.His office also added that this is the largest reduction an administration has had in Florida’s history.
In a statement, Governor Scott commented that “In Florida, we’ve shown that you can have a balanced budget, reduce debt and create jobs all while cutting taxes.”
He went on to explain other accomplishments, noting that “Since 2011, our unemployment has dropped by more than 7 percent, and we’ve created more than 1.5 million jobs. This incredible turnaround is proof that when you cut taxes and invest in what’s important to families and businesses, everyone succeeds.”
He then concluded by saying that “I’m proud of the accomplishments we’ve made over the past seven and a half years and all the work we’ve done to make sure that every Florida family has the opportunity to live the ‘American Dream’ in the Sunshine State.”
In his bid to unseat Florida Senator Bill Nelson, Governor Scott has been in a strong position by polling high in a race that many political strategists are saying Senator Nelson is not properly equipped to win.