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Gov. Scott draws parallel between Occupy protests and tea party

17

October

On WTVT in Tampa today, Gov. Rick Scott compared the Occupy protests to the tea party movement that helped him win election.

"What's happening is I think people are frustrated with where the world's going," Scott said on the FOX affiliate. (It's the 3:42 minute mark in the video.)

"I tell you what," Scott said. "In my race, the biggest frustration people had was jobs. And they're frustrated because they believe government kills jobs, whether it's taxes, or regulation or permitting. So I think people are fed up with the fact of, that, 'I want a job.'

"And so I won my race because I had a plan for jobs," he said. "I think we're going to solve these issues - and I'm glad people come out and tell us what they think - by creating an environment where people can get jobs, and that's what I think about every day."

More from Scott in Tampa Bay today:

Rick Scott on the Cain train? Doesn't sound like it: It might make sense for Rick Scott, the lifelong businessman turned governor to endorse Herman Cain, the lifelong businessman turned Republican candidate for president. But don't hold your breath.

At Tampa stop, Gov. Rick Scott says, 'I love anthropology degrees': At two stops Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott was asked about the things that have come to dominate his public schedule: his plan for the 2012 legislative session, his belief that the state doesn't need more anthropology majors and his inconsistent math when it comes to creating 700,000 private-sector jobs in the state.

[Last modified: Monday, October 17, 2011 6:39pm]

    

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