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Rick Scott says high-speed rail jobs won't last -- is he right?



Gov. Rick Scott defended his drop-kick of Florida's high-speed rail train again on Wednesday in an interview with Fox & Friends in New York. Host Steve Doocy asked Scott about the state senators' lawsuit against him and the project's job-creation outlook.

Scott's response: "Short-term jobs. The federal government gives you all this money and then you have to pay for it down the road."

So is he right? Would high-speed rail only create temporary jobs?

Read PolitiFact Florida's analysis here.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 3, 2011 10:53am]


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