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Published On: Fri, Sep 20th, 2013

Florida Gov Rick Scott changes Obamacare stance on jobs with jobs ‘thermometer’ comment

A company called HealthPlan Services announced it would add 1,000 jobs in Tampa over the next five years.

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Gov. Rick Scott was on hand to celebrate the announcement and, by extension, take some credit for the expansion. His office sent out an email touting the news, saying it was more evidence of Florida’s economic comeback.

“Today’s announcement is proof that our efforts to make Florida the top state in the nation for business and families are paying off,” it said.

Critics are pointing to the irony of Scott’s support as HealthPlan Services is adding people largely because of the new national health-care law pushed by President Barack Obama and fiercely opposed by most Republicans, including Scott.

Scott called the health-care law “the biggest job killer ever,” last year in an interview with FOX News.

This week Scott may have been saying the law will still “have an adverse effect on jobs,” but now chooses instead to talk up the promise of new jobs.

“When you announce a lot of jobs, it’s fun,” Scott said. “You know the old United Way thermometer? That’s how I think about my job.”

 

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