Gov. Rick Scott and top Republicans are sending early signals they could reject the billions in federal aid that could flow to the state under President Barack Obama's jobs proposal.
Despite a 10.7 percent unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, Scott and GOP legislative leaders have criticized Obama's plan.
The governor and lawmakers have the power to block parts of the proposal if it's enacted by Congress.
A state-by-state breakdown of the president's plan shows that Florida could stand to receive more than $7.5 billion for schools, roads and other projects.
So no, they'd rather turn down the jobs bill money rather than put Floridians to work, all because we have a President who they despise more than life itself. Do you think Florida Republicans would reject a dime if this was a Republican in the White House?
Vote Republican in 2012! We'll keep millions of Americans out of a job in order to make one man lose his. The next person who says there's no difference between the two parties? Tell that to Florida's unemployed.