Gov. Rick Scott Admits That His Biggest Budget Cut Was ‘People’ | Last week, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) lamented that his state’s unemployment rate is too high shortly before bragging about Florida having 15,000 fewer government jobs on his watch. In the same vein, Scott appeared on CNBC today, where he talked up the massive cuts he’s made to the Florida budget. However, when asked where he found “the biggest cuts,” Scott was forced to admit that “people” are what Florida has been ditching from its budget. “It’s always people,” Scott said. Watch it:
Since the end of the recession, the public sector has lost about 600,000 jobs nationwide. In fact, public sector losses are largely offsetting private sector gains, preventing the jobless rate from coming down. However, the GOP continues to demonize public sector workers, implying that a cure to the country’s economic ills is to keep laying them off.