Politics

Who Lied About Florida's Imaginary Credit-Rating Upgrade

Accountability -- it's a trait that's seemingly absent from a few of Florida's politicians, especially after Gov. Rick Scott declared that the state's credit rating had been upgraded to AAA by Standard & Poor's.

The truth is, Florida's credit rating was upgraded to AAA -- in 2005, under then-Gov. Jeb Bush, and it's remained AAA ever since, as you can see in an explanation by PolitiFact.

We're not sure whether Florida politicians and conservative bloggers are just blindly taking their talking points from the governor or whether they decided to announce the imaginary credit upgrade themselves, but we'll let you know who we found decided to spread the blatant bullcrappery:

~Staff RT @FreedomsMob: USA downgraded by S&P, Florida upgraded to AAA by S&P http://t.co/F2qa5XK #tcot #sayfie #gopless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


Obama & the federal govt could learn a few things from FL & @FLGovScott--FL's credit rating was recently upgraded to AAA http://t.co/ViiI8Gyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


@FLGovScott well done on C-SPAN! Florida's credit rating from S&P was upgraded for a reason...balanced budget & no new taxes! #Sayfieless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


Amazing how Rick Scott could get Florida upgraded to AAA credit rating without raising taxes.less than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply


S&P's upgrade of FL's credit proves balanced budget is first step towards fiscal solvency. Time for #CutCapBalance! #sayfie #flsenless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply



As of the time of this post, only the Florida GOP has corrected itself in the error.

If you find anyone else who is peddling the credit upgrade from Narnia, feel free to let us know and we'll add them to the list.


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