Allison Tant’s False Attacks On Rick Scott Show That Florida Dems Are Desperate, Lack A Positive Agenda
STATEMENT FROM RPOF CHAIRMAN LENNY CURRY: “It’s typical of Allison Tant to ignore all the facts and all the history in her attempt to attack Rick Scott. Our Governor has outperformed the rest of the nation, as well as economic forecasters, when it comes to job creation and lowering unemployment. It confirms once again that the Florida Democratic Party has no positive agenda to offer Florida. In fact, Allison Tant is laying out the red carpet for someone who put Florida in reverse: Charlie Crist.”
IF FLORIDA’S ECONOMY IS “STUCK IN NEUTRAL,” WHY IS RICK SCOTT OUTPERFORMING THE FORECASTS AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY?
Tant Claims That “The Reality Is That Florida’s Economy Is Stuck In Neutral Thanks To Rick Scott.” (Press Release, “Spin Zone: Rick Scott Touts An Economy That Is Not Gaining Jobs,” Florida Democratic Party, 9/2013)
In December 2010, Economic Forcasters Said That “By The End Of 2013, Unemployment Will Still Be Uncomfortably High At 9.2% “ (Sean Snaith, “Florida Forecast: 2010-2013,” University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Competitiveness, December 2010)
- But Unemployment Decreased To 9.2 Percent By January 2012, Almost Two Years Ahead Of The Forecast. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/20/13)
Under Rick Scott, Florida Has Had The Second Largest Drop In Unemployment In The Country. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/20/13)
- Unemployment In Florida Has Been Falling At More Than Twice The Rate Of The Rest Of The Country. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/20/13)
IF RICK SCOTT IS “HOLDING FLORIDA BACK,” HOW WILL TANT DEFEND CHARLIE CRIST’S RECORD?
Tant Claims That “This Governor’s Failed Policies Are Only Serving To Hold Florida Back.” (Press Release, “Spin Zone: Rick Scott Touts An Economy That Is Not Gaining Jobs,” Florida Democratic Party, 9/2013)
Under Charlie Crist, From December 2006 To December 2010, Florida Unemployment Jumped From 3.5 Percent To 11.1 Percent, A 7.6 Percentage Point Increase. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/20/13)
- Under Charlie Crist, Florida’s 7.6 Percentage Point Increase In Unemployment Was The Second Largest Jump In Unemployment Out Of All 50 States. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/20/13)
LIBERAL FLORIDA ACTIVIST CRITICIZES DEMS FOR HAVING NO POSITIVE AGENDA, BEING SO DESPERATE THEY’RE WILLING TO ACCEPT CRIST
LIBERAL ACTIVIST KARTIK KRISHNAIYER OF THE FLORIDA SQUEEZE: “Why Is The FDP Not Concerned About Issues …? This Is A Party That Has Failed To Articulate A Positive Policy Agenda For Florida …” (Kartik Krishnaiyer, “Zest Of The Day: The Political Hurricane On Allison Tant And The FDP With TFS Analysis,” The Florida Squeeze, 8/7/13)
Krishnaiyer Chides Democrats Being Open To Crist Because They Are Desperate For Electoral Success. “With many Democrats desperate for any kind of success on the state level ready to accept Crist with open arms, they may not ask the questions that need to be asked of him.” (Kartik Krishnaiyer, “If Elected Governor Again, Would Charlie Crist Actually Govern From The Left?,” The Florida Squeeze, 7/29/13)