Scott tax returns: Made more money, paid less in taxes under Obama
Rick Scott blames President Barack Obama for the nation's economic woes, but Florida's Republican nominee for governor is doing far better now than he did under the last year of George W. Bush's presidency.
That's according to Scott's last three years of tax returns, which portray a man who, like more and more out-of-work Floridians, earns no wages.
But unlike most of the state's 1 million unemployed workers, Scott earns millions from a long list of investments.
Scott's adjusted gross income in 2009 was $7.87 million, more than double what he made in 2008 during Bush's last year in office. Not only did his income grow under Obama, he paid less in federal taxes -- 13 percent -- than he did the previous year when Uncle Sam took 16 percent.