Rick Scott

(Richard Lynn Scott)

Rick Scott
Rick Scott
  • Born: December 1, 1952
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Richard Lynn Scott is an American businessman and politician, serving as the junior United States senator from Florida since 2019. He previously served as the 45th governor of Florida from 2011 to 2019.

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From my standpoint, I want to work with homeland security, justice to make sure that U.S. citizens' vote is not diluted. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
General revenue - what taxpayers are willing to give government, what they think is fair to give government - is not going to grow at the same amount that the federal government basically forces us to spend on Medicaid. Government
How much should the state be involved in regulating the growth in communities when you already have a county doing it, or a city doing it?
I am absolutely convinced that Florida will become the most exciting place in the world to live and work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I believe that free-market principles will solve our healthcare problems.
I built private sector jobs all my life. Life
I can't imagine anybody not wanting to make sure that noncitizens don't dilute legitimate U.S. citizens' vote.
I don't like losing money. I don't go gamble. Because I don't want to lose any money. I didn't grow up with any money and I'm not going to go gamble and lose money. Money, Coins & Minting
I don't look at polls.
I know that you've got to watch how you spend all the dollars. That's not the easiest thing to do. That's not what people think is the most fun thing to do, but it's the right thing to do.
I learned hard lessons, and I've taken that lesson and it's helped me become a better business person and a better leader. Business, Commerce & Finance
I stand for limited government, fiscal responsibility, personal freedom, personal responsibility, so the Republican Party will support me. Government ;Freedom & Liberty
I think most people are not willing to make the tough choices.
I think stimulus money is an absolute mistake. Money, Coins & Minting
I try to be respectful of how other people think, I try to listen to what they're saying.
I was in the Navy as an enlisted man, started my first business when I was 21. Business, Commerce & Finance
If career politicians had the solutions, we wouldn't be in the mess that we are.
If I believe your jobs plan, I'm going to vote for you.
If you're going to be successful, you better have a goal, you better find really good people, better understand where all the money's coming from. And you better measure the living daylights out of it. Money, Coins & Minting
I'm supposed to enforce the laws of the land.
In my case, I think people are surprised that I'm doing exactly what I said I was going to do when I ran, because that's not the typical politician.
It's a hard job to become president.
I've absolutely lived the American dream.
I've built companies, I've created jobs, I know the frustration of small businesses with higher taxes.
My job is to get people back to work and make tough decisions. I've been willing to do it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
My job is to make sure that if you're a family in Florida, your children can get a good education and you have the opportunity for a job. That's my job and that's what I think about every day. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Families, Children & Parenting
No U.S. citizen is being kicked off any voter rolls.
Obstacles to job creation in America are a result of policy, not of motivation.
Part of my job is to get out and talk to people. I do that as much as I can.
Prosperity comes from the private sector.
Reviewing a government budget is much like going through the attic in an old home. Government
Stimulus does not work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare.
Taxpayers need a businessman who knows how to create jobs, cut costs and balance budgets.
We ought to be bragging about Florida!
What you see is when the government gets involved, you run out of money and health care gets rationed. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
You cannot go out and say, oh, I am going to raise all this spending, but it's not going to cost anybody any money. Money, Coins & Minting
You have got to make sure there's due process for somebody that's accused of a crime. You've got make sure they're safe.
You know, Floridians, we've paid into Social Security. Like a lot of other government programs, we sent money to D.C. We expect to get that money back. We expect that our Social Security is real. So, we have to fix Social Security. Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
You want people to feel comfortable to walk in their neighborhoods, go out and shop, do business. Business, Commerce & Finance
You're not going to build private-sector jobs if you don't like business people. Business, Commerce & Finance
You've got to be known for what you're running on, what principles.