To the editor:
One evening this week, I was at a meeting of like-minded Republicans, when I heard a negative comment directed toward Gov. Rick Scott. Gov. Scott was being criticized for not taking action on a particular situation. The negative comment made me wonder, how many things has Gov. Scott done right, and as Republicans, we ought to be touting his accomplishments. Elections are just around the corner, lets do our share to support Gov.Scott by using the following talking points at every opportunity.
Rick Scott grew up in public housing and his parents struggled to make ends meet. He served our country in the Navy then obtained education that allowed him to build businesses and create jobs. Rick Scott has lived the American dream and is focused on providing all Florida families the opportunity to succeed.
Gov. Scott has paid down $3 billion of the state's debt, and paid back $3.5 billion Florida owed to the federal government for unemployment insurance. He has cut over 2,500 regulations, cut property and business taxes and streamlined the permitting process. Gov. Scott eliminated the taxes on manufacturing equipment and machines, strengthening Florida companies.
As a result of Gov. Scott's actions companies from across the country are moving to Florida because Gov. Scott has created a climate that is attractive for business. Hertz announced it will be relocating to Florida, adding at least 700 new jobs. The housing market has made a strong come back as home sales continue to increase along with the median price of homes in Florida. Already in 2013, 26 million tourists visited in the first quarter. That makes the first quarter of 2013 the biggest in Florida tourism history. These are just a few examples many positive actions and results seen during Gov. Scott's term.
Gov. Rick Scott is a conservative Republican with strong family values. He is fiscally responsible. Let's do our best to spread the word on the accomplishments of Republican Governor Rick Scott. I'm glad to be a Floridian and grateful for the leadership of Gov. Scott.