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Rick Scott Says He has Lost More than $100 Million
wjno.com ^ | 7/29/13

Posted on 07/29/2013 5:55:51 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The governor expected to release more details about his personal finances this week.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he has less money now than he did when he first ran for governor.

A multi-millionaire who bankrolled most of his campaign, Scott has reported that his net worth has tumbled from more than $200 million to nearly $84 million.

But Floridians don't have a clear picture about his family finances.

Scott accepts only a $1 a year in salary. He has taken steps that keep his assets shielded from public view. He also has not disclosed the finances of his wife even though she controls the company that owns the jet he uses.

What the governor is doing is legal.

(Excerpt) Read more at wjno.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2014; wealth
I had no idea Rick only took $1 a year in salary.....he has more class in his pinky than Obama has in his whole body.
1 posted on 07/29/2013 5:55:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Florida bump


2 posted on 07/29/2013 5:58:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Scott accepts only a $1 a year in salary”

If that is so, I don’t give a rip about his personal finances, he can keep that private


3 posted on 07/29/2013 6:00:20 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He doesn’t take a salary and people still complain.


4 posted on 07/29/2013 6:01:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What did he invest in Trayvon Martin futures???


5 posted on 07/29/2013 6:05:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SoFloFreeper
Rick Scott Says He has Lost More than $100 Million

I don't know much about Scott and don't much care. When politicians whine, they need to be reminded that no one forced them to run for office and no one is making them stay. They can quit, effective immediately.

6 posted on 07/29/2013 6:07:17 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (A Quiet Rage is Building All Across America!)
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To: driftdiver

He has “too much money”! He doesn’t need all that money! He needs to evenly distribute that money to black, hooded thugs. He’s evil! ~sarc


7 posted on 07/29/2013 6:07:25 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: albie

The tone of the article is odd. I read it and I get the message “Rick Scott is a shady character” but if I look at the words, he sounds like a successful, rich entrepreneur who is now a public servant and only costing the taxpayer $1. There’s nothing to see here. But I do think the tone is “Something’s not right”. I hate journalists.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 6:09:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

IMO pretty dumb to go public with this.

The next time he does anything that appears even the slightest bit hinky the “he took a payoff” chatter is gonna be off the charts.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 6:10:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is Rick Scott an Angela Corey Republican or a Debra Nelson Democrat?


10 posted on 07/29/2013 6:11:27 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand poo-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

So instead of $200 million, he has $84 million? SOmehow i dont feel all that sorry for him


11 posted on 07/29/2013 6:15:52 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Righty oh, he spent his money to get into office, commendable but stupid, and is still worth more than 99.7% of Americans. Have some cheese with that whine.


12 posted on 07/29/2013 6:22:27 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ClearCase_guy
The tone of the article is odd. I read it and I get the message “Rick Scott is a shady character” but if I look at the words, he sounds like a successful, rich entrepreneur who is now a public servant and only costing the taxpayer $1. There’s nothing to see here. But I do think the tone is “Something’s not right”. I hate journalists.

The media in Florida hate Rick Scott. They were probably given marching orders by the DNC. They were attacking him before he took office.

The Clintons went after Scott when he was in the private sector because he opposed Hillarycare.

13 posted on 07/29/2013 6:25:08 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012; Resolute Conservative

Is he whining or answering financial questions put to him by the media?


14 posted on 07/29/2013 6:26:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Uncle Chip

According to wiki:

America’s Health Network (AHN)
Solantic
Pharmaca

Other work: In the 1990s, Scott was a partner of George W. Bush as co-owner of the Texas Rangers


15 posted on 07/29/2013 6:30:17 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: SoFloFreeper
his net worth has tumbled from more than $200 million to nearly $84 million.

Unless you've decided to spend the money on a lavish lifestyle or given it away to charity that's a precipitous drop in a short time. Of course it's not our business; it's his.

16 posted on 07/29/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

If he sold at a loss, he may have trouble recovering. But if he owns the stock he has always owned, and if the value of that stock has merely dipped, then he may bounce back in no time without ever really noticing.

This all seems quite silly.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 6:36:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: EEGator

He could have merely said I have lost significant assets and not detailed them. Not only is it not the presses business but it makes him look a bit smug.


18 posted on 07/29/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

If he’s that bad with his own money, how bad would he be with the taxpayers’ money.


19 posted on 07/29/2013 6:39:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

That isn’t hard...


20 posted on 07/29/2013 6:57:15 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There are times one feels that Rick Scott is being overpaid by that one dollar....ie Pam Bondi and the entire Teyvon trial, etc. Not living in Florida, can say no more as not familiar with the entire situation. Do know how we feel/not feel regarding the Rube. However, Gov. Scott is an enigma.


21 posted on 07/29/2013 7:26:19 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: SoFloFreeper

Liberal envy. Who cares.


22 posted on 07/29/2013 8:18:21 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: EEGator
Is he whining or answering financial questions put to him by the media?

The Liberals have been whining about his money since he ran for office. These recent statements are just in response to further Liberal whining.

Of course it doesn't matter what the excuse is to the class warfare contingent on FR.

23 posted on 07/29/2013 9:41:26 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I’ll never understand conservatives bashing a successful person’s wealth/income. I understand people being mad at him over the Martin v Zimmerman trial, but this is stupid.


24 posted on 07/29/2013 9:47:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I’ll never understand conservatives bashing a successful person’s wealth/income. I understand people being mad at him over the Martin v Zimmerman trial, but this is stupid.

I don't either.

25 posted on 07/29/2013 7:43:43 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Resolute Conservative

He was required by a new state law to file a detailed financial disclosure of his blind trust. He is not whining. Just complying with the law.


26 posted on 08/23/2013 10:22:21 AM PDT by Politico2isBack
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To: yldstrk

Governor Scott accepts the minimum salary necessary to be on the State payroll system for accounting purposes. He pays for his own health care.


27 posted on 08/23/2013 10:22:22 AM PDT by Politico2isBack
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