During the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Florida voters heard the familiar battle-cry of “Let’s Get to Work” from candidate Rick Scott seemingly thousands of times during stump speeches, campaign ads and, although much more infrequently, media interviews.
Unfortunately, now as Gov. Rick Scott, and months into his first term, Floridians from all corners of the state are wondering when that motto will truly be put to action.
“We heard many job-related catch phrases and taglines from Mr. Scott during the campaign, but now that he’s won the election and is tasked with actually implementing what he said, it seems to be a much different story,” said Jason “Buckethead” Bailey, host of The BS (The Buckethead Show), a top-rated show that airs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Real Radio 104.1 FM and nationwide on XM Extreme Channel 152 from 9p-mid EST. “While he has gone out of his way to kill opportunities that would have potentially created thousands of jobs, he has produced very little to date.”
Consequently, THE BS has taken ownership of the service mark for the phrase “Let’s Get to Work” and has issued a “Jobs-Creation Challenge” to Gov. Scott. The objective: to see who can produce more jobs for Floridians over the course of the next 30 days. If Gov. Scott wins, THE BS will relinquish the service mark, but if THE BS wins, he will demand that Gov. Scott stop usage of the phrase immediately and permanently.
Since the election, Bailey has been besieged with hundreds of calls and emails from listeners seeking help finding jobs and telling stories of their unemployment or the unemployment of family and friends.
“We obtained the service mark for ‘Let’s Get to Work’ because we intend to help our fellow Floridians to do just that,” said Bailey. “Thus far, Gov. Scott hasn’t demonstrated that his plans will do what his motto promised. ”
During the course of the next 30 days, Bailey will employ a variety of tactics to help listeners get back to work including immediately stopping his show at any time to put a potential employer on the air, debuting a new segment called “Let’s Get to Work” that showcases the talents of unemployed workers and hosting a comprehensive job fair, among other things.
“Although we are going to give the ‘Jobs-Creation Challenge’ our full effort and attention, for the sake of the good people of the state of Florida, this is truly one challenge that I hope to lose,” said Bailey.