Gov. Rick Scott To Connecticut: ‘Give Up, Capitulate’ And Move To Florida


Scott’s staff handed out a glossy comparison chart titled “Florida vs. Connecticut” that noted, among things, how Florida has no income tax and is gaining population while Connecticut is shrinking. (Source: The Harford Courant)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott came to Connecticut Monday with a simple message for business owners: “give up” on a state that has raised the income tax twice in the last six years and continues to face billions of dollars in deficits, according to The Hartford Courant.

“My pitch is you should go ahead and give up … capitulate, and come to Florida and make it easier on yourselves,” Scott told an audience of about two dozen that included Republican state legislators who welcomed him for a day of visits with Fairfield County businesses he wants to convince to move south.

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