Rick Scott

Rick Scott: getting to work on making Florida a more prosperous state.

Yes, the primary campaign was contentious, and many activists had well-founded concerns about Rick Scott though they voted for him in the general election. But now Scott has earned high praise from the Divas for meaningfully demonstrating his commitment to limited government and the US Constitution by telling Slow Joe Biden thanks but no thanks to another high-speed rail, taxpayer-soaking boondoggle. An excerpt of his statement from Florida.gov:

  • My decision to reject the project comes down to three main economic realities:

o   First – capital cost overruns from the project could put Florida taxpayers on the hook for an additional $3 billion.

o   Second – ridership and revenue projections are historically overly-optimistic and would likely result in ongoing subsidies that state taxpayers would have to incur. (from $300 million – $575 million over 10 years) – Note: The state subsidizes Tri-Rail $34.6 million a year while passenger revenues covers only $10.4 million of the $64 million annual operating budget.

o   Finally – if the project becomes too costly for taxpayers and is shut down, the state would have to return the $2.4 billion in federal funds to D.C.

We hereby declare Florida Governor Rick Scott a Diva Dude. Keep up the excellent work, Governor!

Update: Show your support for Governor Rick Scott by taking a few minutes to tell state and federal legislators that you stand with the Florida Governor.

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About Diva Daria

Diva Daria was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in the nearby suburb of Media. The youngest of five children in a close-knit family, she earned a B.A. in English from Villanova University before relocating to South Florida at age 27. A passionate wordsmith from a very early age, her professional experience includes copywriting, website content, e-proposal and RFP writing, blogging, book editing and social media marketing. Her first novel, Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal, was released in September of 2008; she is hard at work on a sequel, Sea to Shining Sea. Daria has appeared on numerous internet talk radio programs on BTR, including The Neidner Show, Blurb! Talk Radio, Red State Town Hall, Patriot Action Live, The Catholic Revolver and Young Gun Conservative. After a stint as Premo Mondone's co-host on Red State Talk Radio, she began co-hosting Conservative Republican Forum with local friend and activist Steven Rosenblum in May, 2009, where she remained for four years. In 2013, Daria founded the Writestream Radio Network and co-founded the We Built That Network with Zook Zangsten. When not on the air or blogging, Daria ghostwrites books and provides social media marketing services for a variety of clients.
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