I was watching one of those anti-Romney adds…. You know the one: they are talking about Mitt Romney and how, they say, the Damon Corp. cheated medicare out of millions of dollars while he was in charge. They show his face on the left side, and as they talk it slowly morphs into Skeletor, uh, no, that’s not right. Yes, its Florida Gov. Rick Scott who face finally emerges..
I read in the paper that our dear Gov. has a %30 approval rating… I wondered, as soon as I had seen the ad just what Rick Scott thought of the idea that his face can be used to scare voters, and small children.
I have always thought that you should give the Devil his due, or in this case the Governor. Somewhere around %20 of FLorida voters put him in office. So when you look around at 100 Floridians in a room think that something like 60 of them did NOT vote for anyone, a little over half of the ones who did voted picked Scott. So a little more than 20 of those people put him into office.
He got into office with the promise of 700,000 jobs being created over, what, 7 years? Where are they?
He has tried to get the legislature to slash laws that govern business, and has found that even some of thosebusiness leaders said those laws were needed. Think about business you deal with where a license is required, and then think of the license requirment, and background checks, being eliminanted.
To give you an example. It was just a few years ago that we heard how Doctors did not want to be subjected to Fingerpring checks like common criminals. Why would we need to know who they were? Why would we need to know he had a license? Maybe because they write prescriptions for drugs, and we don’t want a drug pedler to just move into the state and hide the fact that he lost his license, in the other state, for selling drugs, or presciptions, like a common criminal.
Does your child’s bus driver have a license? Did they lose it in another state? Were they child abusers in that other state? Yes we need those laws that set out what kind of people can hold jobs, and how much they have to know to do that job.
We need those laws just like we need to have local control of zoning requirments, which is one of those thing our Govener would like to do away with.
Now for some of that “the devil his due”. Yes, he has accepted federal funds from program he did not agree with, like the stimulus pack, but, even if the money should not have been spent, it came from our taxes so why should we turn it down just because those people in Washington were just throwing it around like confetti?.
Some people condemed him for not snapping up the funds for the speed rails, at least not right a way. Rick Scott pointed out that he wanted to know that the money promised would really be there. Sure they promised millions of dollars for high speed rail but, promises and acts are two different things. What if we had gone ahead and started on it, and suddenly found that no one had raised the money. Would those organization who were ready to take the money, and build high speed rail, get stuck for a the bill?
Even Scott deserves some credit, though I hope, in the next state election, that the people of Florida would show a little, a let, more interest in who runs the state. In the meantime he keeps his head down, and maybe he won’t do too much damage to our soiled reputation.
- Labor jumps into Fla GOP primary – linking Mitt Romney to Rick Scott (tampabay.com)
- Gov. Rick Scott Softens His Approach to Politics (nytimes.com)
- Labor Union Releases Ad Tying Romney To Florida Gov. Rick Scott (browardsblog.blogspot.com)
- Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott right to pledge continued jobs effort and more cooperative spirit; question is, can he pull it off? (tcpalm.com)
- PP Poll: FL’s GOP primary almost ‘over’ with Romney’s strong tea-party support; Bain attacks not ‘resonating’ (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- DNC hits Mitt Romney for Bain’s link to Medicare fraud (tampabay.com)