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Rick Scott
Florida's pitch to California businesses: Degrade the environment all you want

To the editor: Apparently, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's idea of "creating jobs" is to raid them from another state. But why did the industries and jobs that Scott covets come into being in California? Why can't states like Florida and Texas incubate their own businesses? ("Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves," April 13) Maybe the taxes paid in California provide for some of what's needed to build a company. Maybe there's an atmosphere that encourages creativity. Maybe it's our well-educated, trained workforce. In Florida, the goal apparently is to remove the tax burden from businesses and place it on...