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Scott on FOX: Rail provides 'short-term' jobs



110302_scott-fox.jpgIn New York City this morning for a two-day, four-city tour that is part of a $250,000 advertising campaign, Gov. Rick Scott stopped in to the FOX & Friends studio to talk trains and tourism.

Host Steve Doocy mentioned the lawsuit two senators filed against Scott to which Scott said, "I represent the taxpayers. This doesn't make any sense."

Doocy, perhaps unaware of the rising gas prices, called trains "back to the future" and asked Scott of a bullet train is "really what people need." But before Scott could answer, Doocy said the project would provide jobs. Right?

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

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 7:12am]


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