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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Wants A Favor--From Obama

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was in Washington, DC on Monday to make a deal. Florida, along with a handful of other Republican-run states, is still trying to wage war against Obamacare by refusing to take the generous expansion of Medicaid provided for ...

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Elizabeth M (65)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:38 am
Hope Mr. Scott doesn't hold his breath!
Thanks Carrie.

Chris C (152)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:07 pm
Rick "Skeletor" Scott is such an idiot. The good citizens of Florida should "wage war" and get rid of him. Old "Lord Voldemort" should just take a hike! More than 1/2 the state's registered voters don't think he deserves a 2nd term...let's hope they take care of him in 2014!

Gene J (290)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:24 pm
"After Monday's meeting with Sebelius, Scott said he was optimistic that he'd get what he wanted, or at least another meeting. Given his track record, he probably shouldn't hold his breath."

On the contrary, I hope he does. Until he turns blue and looks like the temper tantrum throwing toddler that he is. Florida doesn't have a spending problem, it has a taxing problem in that it doesn't have a state income tax like most other states. He and his wealthy Floridians can do what other states have done to pay their bills and care for their people. Institute a state income tax. Else, don't expect the rest of US to pay YOUR bills for you, Governor.

Carrie B (306)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:51 pm
I think we should all ask Scott how it feels to want ~ and not get!

Mitchell D (87)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:54 pm
Scott really needs to retire, and go into the "House of Infamy Funny Farm for Useless Clowns!"
Any program, like the Bush one, is probably simply a way to siphon off money from the gov't to entrepreneurs; as in the idea of privatizing Social Security by way of connecting it to the stock market. Boy, that would have been fun over the last couple of years, especially if your idea of fun is to watch the elderly, who worked all their lives to get some sense of security, running into traffic and asking to be hit.

Carol H (229)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:54 pm
great comment Carrie!!

Jason S (50)
Monday January 14, 2013, 6:15 pm
Good posting, thanks

John B (185)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:30 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article by Stephanie Mencimer. Is the there a recall option available to Floridians? If so then given some of the recent polling, he needs to go back to the Sunshine State and face the music. Read and noted. ( I hope Secretary Sebelius showed him the door and it hit him in the behind on the way out)

Nancy Black (308)
Monday January 14, 2013, 8:43 pm
Noted, tweeted, read, tweeted, shared. I disagree totally with Elizabeth M and the author of the newspaper article, I hope governor Scott does hold his breath. Florida and the world would be a better place.

Michael Carney (217)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:11 pm
I'd love to hear, that Governor Scott, was told to go F**k himself...Take the money, or get nothing, no deals for anything else...I hope the people in Florida, are seeing what a disaster their governor is, and don't make the same mistake they made the first time, and vote this fool out of office, the next time they vote for a Governor...

Jane K (10)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:16 pm
Valdemort Scott is just another bully republican . He doesn't care if you have insurance, he has the best. He'd love to turn Medicaid over to his rich friends to "manage". He should be in jail for fleecing Medicare in his tenure as Chief Executive of Columbia/HCA but my fellow Floridians elected him Gov when they had a good honest person to vote for instead. Sad but true.

paul m (93)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:20 am


Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:51 pm
"Scott wants the Sebelius to give him official permission, called a waiver, to hand over the entire existing Medicaid program to private managed care companies. Don't count on that happening."

With all the 'ideas' he has that are nothing but bear scat, Sebelius and the Obama administration best "just say NO". Let's face it, Mr Obama received losts of support from Florida Democrats in the last election.

"...when he ran his own health care company, Columbia/HCA, it was systematically bilking the federal government of millions of dollars in what turned out to be the biggest health care fraud case the US has ever prosecuted." --- How did this dead herring of an criminal manage to escape prosecution and manage to be elected governor?

"...Scott said he was optimistic that he'd get what he wanted, or at least another meeting. Given his track record, he probably shouldn't hold his breath." --- Better still, let's hope he does hold his breath. Maybe then Florida could elect an intelligent Democratic governor!

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:24 pm
Thanks for posting, Carrie....and I thought my Gov. took the 1st place medal for idiocy. We almost fell off our chairs when our AZ Gov. stopped reading from her State-of-the-State speech a couple days ago, and said she'd changed her mind and would allow "Obamacare." She cited the same money issues as Gov. Scott did, but was shockingly sincere and amenable to accepting the plan. We'll see if she puts her money where her big mouth is.
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