Visiting another state agency on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott followed up on a question raised earlier this week by a Department of Corrections employee, who wanted to know whether the governor would require wealthy Floridians to help reduce the state deficit.
Here’s what he told the staff of the Agency for Workforce Innovation, according to The Buzz:
“Somebody asked me yesterday, they asked me why I didn’t tax the rich more,” Scott said. “I said I’d like everybody to move to Florida so they can help create jobs, basically.”
That’s a shorter, more decipherable version of his rambling response to the Corrections employee, which mentioned China, Walmart and General Electric in an effort to make the point that, in the vision Scott has expressed since his campaign, Florida is competing with other states for jobs, and if we make it less expensive to live and do business here, we will win.