|Published:||Apr 15, 2010 4:06 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 15, 2010 4:06 AM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla. - A local Naples business man who spent millions of his own money to take out TV ads against Obamacare has decided to jump into the political arena himself.
Republican Rick Scott, who is up against State Attorney Bill McCollum in the primary for Florida Governor, tells WINK News jobs will be the key to controlling the budget.
Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA, a chain of walk in clinics. The company was investigated for fraud in 1997 for over billing and had to pay out $1.7 billion.
Scott himself was not charged. He talked to us about topic saying "Clearly people made mistakes. I don't think any of them were intentional. When you're the CEO the buck always stops with you, you have to take responsibility."
He says he's learned a lot of lessons and has applied them to the things he's done.
Scott says if elected he would balance the state budget with "accountability budgeting" and living with the means without President Obama's bailout.