Letter: Good-paying jobs? Florida Gov. Rick Scott, GOP said no

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

“Where are the good-paying jobs?” angry Americans ask. There were 250 of them at Disney World, but then the American workers were fired and required to train their lower-paid replacements. This happened in Florida, so surely Gov. Rick Scott knew about it.

It seems thousands of those H-1B visas are snapped up by big outsourcing companies as soon as they are available, and companies like Disney hire them to replace whole departments.

Then there are the high-tech medical jobs that could be created in Florida, with federal money to give health insurance to 800,000 low-income Floridians. But Scott and the Florida House of Representatives have been saying “no” for three years now, all the while proclaiming to be pro-life? What happens to the babies, when they come out, into a state with 2.8 million people uninsured?

The American Association of Manufacturers says that our aging infrastructure hurts business. Yet Scott said no to $2 billion from the feds for a high-speed train from Tampa to Orlando. But didn’t he then give over $1 million of state funds to build an All Aboard Florida train station up there?

You know, those trains that will be trundling over 90-year old-drawbridges along what was supposed to be then-Gov. Jeb Bush’s “Research Coast”?

HELEN R. FRIGO, JENSEN BEACH

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