Rick Scott quotes and sayings
December 1, 1952
You're not going to build private-sector jobs if you don't like business people.
I believe in the traditional American family, and I will do everything that I can to promote, you know, families.
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.
Ben Carson's either the angriest person in the world or the calmest.
My mom never went to college, but for her own children, getting a great education was not an option.
My job is to enforce the laws of Florida.
From a very young man, I learned the importance of believing in Jesus Christ, and I have all my life.
As far back as the 1800s, people were moving to Florida to make their dreams come true.
Stimulus does not work.
Quality health care services must be accessible and affordable for all - not just those in certain ZIP codes or tax brackets.
Obstacles to job creation in America are a result of policy, not of motivation.
Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare.
Nobody would think that anybody on a terror watch list should have a gun, right?
Mom somehow made it to every one of my graduations - even when it meant she had to travel far away.
History has repeatedly shown that the costs of many government healthcare programs far exceed early projections.
I'm never going to become an expert on how you get delegates. I think what you've got to do is follow the will of voters.
In Florida, we are focused on economic growth and not on things that divide us.
I built private sector jobs all my life.
We ought to be bragging about Florida!
Successful companies hire people.
No mother, or father, should despair over whether or not they can afford - or access - the health care their child needs.
Shipping by water is cheaper than by rail, which is cheaper than by truck.
I have made it my practice to not get involved in primaries because picking the Republican candidate is the voters' job.
Higher taxes kill jobs. Regulations kill jobs.
When you're the CEO, you take responsibility.
I started school in public housing. My dad had a sixth-grade education.
Do you want to use your tax dollars to educate more people who can't get jobs? I want to make sure that we spend our money where people can get jobs when they get out.
I think we ought to leave the law exactly the way it is, the 14th amendment.
Donald Trump is a friend.
I believe - I clearly believe that government-run health care will be bad for you as a patient. It will be bad for you as a taxpayer.
We want Florida to be first for jobs, and we must have a skilled workforce to reach that goal. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math education, we are ensuring our students are prepared for the jobs of the future. Our teachers are essential to preparing our students.
I grew up in a family struggling for work.
I grew up in the Methodist church. My wife grew up in the Baptist church. And wives get everything they want. So we got married in the Baptist church.
I have recommended cutting the tax on cell phones and TVs for every Florida family so they can save around $43 a year for spending as little as $100 a month on cell phone and TV bills combined.
What you see is when the government gets involved, you run out of money and health care gets rationed.
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.
Prosperity comes from the private sector.
Students who have spent their childhood here in Florida deserve to qualify for the same in-state tuition rate at universities their peers and classmates do.
I'm very proud that 40 sheriffs have endorsed me.
How many businesses do you know that want to cut their revenue in half? That's why the healthcare system won't change the healthcare system.
I want all tuition to stop growing.
Here in Florida, we know plenty about the Castro brothers, and we hear stories of their ruthless and violent rule far too often. It is shameful that we would grant them any shred of legitimacy.
I believe in the right to defend yourself.
Obamacare is an unbelievable job killer.
I think Senator Marco Rubio was a very good speaker of the House, has been a very good senator.
I had a mother that told me what to do all my life, and I traded that in for a wife. We got married two years out of high school which is not what you tell your kids to do, right?
I believe that free-market principles will solve our healthcare problems.
In Florida, Medicaid is the fastest-growing part of our state budget - hands down. It is increasing at more than 3.5 times the rate of our general revenue.
Faced with a deep recession, some say the answer is to expand the role of government.
I want every health care professional, every first-responder, every citizen, every visitor to know that in Florida we continue to prepare for the worst. But we pray for the best.
There's no question that mistakes were made and as CEO, I have to accept responsibility for those mistakes. I was focused on lowering costs and making the hospitals more efficient. I could have had more internal and external controls. I learned hard lessons and I've taken that lesson and it's helped me become a better business person and a better leader.
I am grateful for the lessons I learned from my parents' sacrifices. They often had trouble making ends meet, so we moved for them to find work. I remember my mom would sometimes take on second jobs, like ironing, just so we could buy groceries.
Every business has to figure out how to make itself more efficient. They've got to use technology. They've got to use the Internet, things like that. We can do the same thing with our state colleges.
It's a hard job to become president.
I don't want to tell Gov. Brewer what to do; she can do what's best for her state.
If you look at Governor Romney's family, he's been very successful. He's built a great family, very committed to his wife.
No U.S. citizen is being kicked off any voter rolls.
Jesus Christ is my savior.
I was in the Navy as an enlisted man, started my first business when I was 21.
I stand for limited government, fiscal responsibility, personal freedom, personal responsibility, so the Republican Party will support me.
I need a partner in D.C. that cares about jobs.
I support Donald Trump because I believe he's a businessperson that's going to get the economy going, but also he's going to focus on how we destroy ISIS.
I've worked since I was in second grade.
It is unclear how disarming law-abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law. It is at just such times that the constitutional right to self-defense is most precious and must be protected from government overreach.
It's time for an end to the Republican-on-Republican violence.
I don't look at polls.
I don't go to the federal government and say, 'Fund my program.'.
It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal health care dollars to Florida in an effort to force our state further into Obamacare.
Let's have a conversation about how we destroy ISIS.
From my standpoint, I want to work with homeland security, justice to make sure that U.S. citizens' vote is not diluted.
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.
I believe in the principle that if you have more competition, it will drive down the prices.
The most important thing is to tell people to go out and vote.
The CDC and the federal government have already admitted that they have failed to get ahead of the spread of Ebola in Texas, and we aren't going to let that happen in Florida.
My goal, one-hundred percent, is to get individuals and companies to move to Florida.
Reviewing a government budget is much like going through the attic in an old home.
I don't think it's good in any business for anyone to have a monopoly. On the other hand, you need to have size to get costs down.
Health-care costs when I got into the industry in '88 were 16 percent a year inflation. When I got out in 1997, they were less than 1 percent.
My job is to get people back to work and make tough decisions. I've been willing to do it.
Set a goal, measure it, change if you need to, keep going after the goal.
America's greatness is largely because of how we value the weakest among us.
The hospital industry to this day works its tail off to do the right thing.
I'm not going to suggest to a delegate at what they ought to do.
Somebody's going to have to stand up to ISIS. It is a threat. When we have Americans beheaded, when we have people posing as refugees and become terrorists as in France, this is a scary time in the world.
There's a book out called 'How Money Walks' written by Travis Brown. He's followed annual adjusted gross income from 1992 to 2011. Approximately $100 billion has moved to Florida from all over the country. Number two is Arizona. Where does it come from? It's come from New York; it's come from New Jersey; and it's come from California.
I am absolutely convinced that Florida will become the most exciting place in the world to live and work.
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