Now that disgraced former health care executive Rick Scott has officially won his Republican gubernatorial primary in Florida, he is turning his attention to his general election campaign against the Democratic nominee, Florida CFO Alex Sink. And part of that campaign is evidently leaving no doubt as to where he stands regarding the Bush tax cuts, which are scheduled to expire at the end of the year — Scott very clearly wants them all extended, even for the richest two percent of Americans, per his campaign spokesperson:
Floridians want an answer: Will Alex Sink stand with Obama and let the Bush tax cuts expire, thereby increasing Floridians’ taxes, or will she stand with taxpayers and demand Obama work to extend the Bush tax cuts?
Scott has also touted his opposition to the Bush tax cuts on both national and local television. Watch it:
Of course, as governor, Scott wouldn’t have any say over whether or not the Bush tax cuts get extended. He could certainly advise Florida’s congressional delegation, but at the end of the day, federal tax policy is not within the purview of the nation’s governors. As The Wonk Room points out, Florida has one of the country’s most regressive state tax systems, and Scott’s economic plan would only make it worse.