Governor Scott Has Message For Congress and President Obama

Governor Rick Scott has a message for President Barack Obama and Congress: grow up.

In a written statement on sequestration released by Scott Monday afternoon, the Governor said “It is the responsibility of our federal leaders to administer spending reductions thoughtfully and rationally, not in an elementary school game of chicken.”
Scott made a comment Monday morning before his office released the statement.

“It’s disappointing that the federal government can’t do what we’ve done in our state. We’ve made tough choices and it’s worked. Now we have a projected budget surplus for the first time since 2008 – 2009,” said Governor Rick Scott.

And that surplus could be needed. If congress can’t reach a deal by the March first deadline Florida could lose 276 million dollars in federal spending with the military taking the biggest hit.