Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Rick Scott Rick Scott stated on September 11, 2019 in a statement to The Guardian: When Rick Scott was governor, Florida "invested record funding in HIV/AIDS prevention." Rick Scott stated on September 11, 2018 in in a TV ad: "Fourth grade reading and math scores, first in the nation. Eighth grade reading, first. High school AP classes and college education, both ranked first in the nation." Rick Scott stated on July 30, 2018 in in a campaign ad: Says Bill Nelson "doesn’t pay payroll taxes for his employees. He doesn’t even provide them with health benefits. It’s stealing money from Medicare and Social Security." Rick Scott stated on February 7, 2017 in a statement to press: "When the House wants to stop Enterprise Florida ... they’re hurting our rural communities." Rick Scott stated on February 13, 2017 in a roundtable discussion: "Your politicians in Tallahassee today are saying, in your area, that they don't need any more jobs. That is exactly what Rep. Paul Renner said." Rick Scott stated on November 30, 2016 in an op-ed in USA Today: Obamacare "was invented by liberal academic theorists." Rick Scott stated on March 26, 2016 in a Tampa Bay Times interview: "Florida is investing record amounts of funding for HIV/AIDS prevention." Rick Scott stated on October 14, 2015 in a press conference: "We have the highest funding in (the) K-12 system in the history of the state." Rick Scott stated on May 6, 2015 in an interview in Washington, D.C.: "The families that are covered through the Low Income Pool is a different group of individuals than are covered by Obamacare." Rick Scott stated on January 6, 2015 in his second inaugural address: "Estimates say individuals who escaped these high tax states have taken with them around $2 trillion in adjusted gross income." Rick Scott stated on October 21, 2014 in a CNN debate: "We have spent $350 million to deal with sea-level rise" in the Miami area and "hundreds of millions of dollars to deal with coral reefs." Rick Scott stated on October 21, 2014 in the CNN debate: Says Charlie Crist wants felons who "commit a heinous crime" such as "intentional permanent disfigurement of a child, you walk out of jail, you immediately get to vote." Rick Scott stated on October 21, 2014 in a gubernatorial debate in Jacksonville: Says Charlie Crist could have expanded Medicaid after the health care law passed but didn't. Rick Scott stated on October 15, 2014 in a debate at Broward College: "3,000 teachers lost their jobs when (Crist) was governor." Rick Scott stated on June 30, 2014 in a TV interview: "All Aboard Florida is a 100 percent private venture. There is no state money involved." Rick Scott stated on June 23, 2014 in a TV ad: "Under Governor Crist, 3,000 teachers laid off." Rick Scott stated on April 3, 2014 in in an "El Nuevo Herald" editorial: "Seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage are going to see an average premium increase between $50 and $90 per month." Rick Scott stated on March 24, 2014 in a television ad from Let's Get to Work: "Obamacare will drive 2.5 million Americans out of the workforce." Rick Scott stated on March 24, 2014 in a television ad from Let's Get to Work: Because of the federal health care law, "300,000 health plans canceled" in Florida. Rick Scott stated on March 4, 2014 in his State of the State speech: "All of Florida's four-year state colleges now offer bachelor's degrees for only $10,000." Rick Scott stated on February 26, 2014 in an online campaign ad: "We are seeing dramatic rate cuts" to Medicare that will affect seniors’ ability to keep their doctor, hospital and prevention services. Rick Scott stated on November 15, 2013 in a news release about Florida's tourism statistics: Florida "remains the top travel destination across the world." Rick Scott stated on August 30, 2013 in a speech at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation summit: "We will have the highest general revenue in state history next year. Conservative pro-growth policies work in our state." Rick Scott stated on May 20, 2013 in 2013-14 veto message: "We are already almost halfway to our 2010 goal of creating 700,000 new jobs in seven years." Rick Scott stated on September 13, 2012 in an Enterprise Florida meeting: The significant drop in Florida’s unemployment rate is a good economic sign. Rick Scott stated on July 2, 2012 in a Fox News interview: Says the Congressional Budget Office "said if you’re going to buy your own policy with these (health care) exchanges you’ll be paying 10 percent more ... about $2,100 more for a family." Rick Scott stated on May 8, 2012 in comments to the press: Citizens Property Insurance has "over $500 billion worth of risk, with less than $10 billion worth of surplus." Rick Scott stated on January 10, 2012 in his State of the State address: "At my first ‘Let’s Get to Work Day’ … we sold out;" more than 240 dozen doughnuts by 8:30 a.m. Rick Scott stated on March 8, 2011 in his State of the State speech.: "I have asked the Division of Emergency Management to report directly to me." Rick Scott stated on February 27, 2011 in an interview with CNN.: Says Tri-Rail shows the potential problems with investing in high-speed rail.