Gov. Rick Scott has a story he would like to tell about the state’s economic recovery, but it isn’t the true story.
During Tuesday’s State of the State address, the governor claimed that the state faced “crippling debt” when he took office in January 2011. “The shortsighted policies of borrowing on our future,” the governor said, “had led to disaster.” By making “hard choices” like paying down debt by $2 billion, he said, “our economy is on the rebound.” Crowed Gov. Scott, “Washington, D.C., could learn a few budget lessons from Florida.”
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