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(Washington Times)   Rick Scott changes his mind and embraces Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid after he remembers that he sold his medical supply company to the wife   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 36
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2013-02-21 09:45:36 AM  
Corrupt Republican fark. He also backtracked on teachers pay. He is scared about re-election next year.

Why dont Republicans stand by their derp?
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-02-21 09:48:22 AM  

NateGrey: Corrupt Republican fark. He also backtracked on teachers pay. He is scared about re-election next year.

Why dont Republicans stand by their derp?


Question of the day, every day:

"What's the answer that will generate the most campaign dollars and goes with what the most polled constituents want, while still generating me the most private profit?"
 
2013-02-21 09:50:02 AM  

NateGrey: Corrupt Republican fark. He also backtracked on teachers pay. He is scared about re-election next year.

Why dont Republicans stand by their derp?


Everyone who voted for him hates him now and everyone who didn't vote for him hates him more.

It's going to be interesting.
 
2013-02-21 09:51:07 AM  
See, libtards? THIS is why we should privatize voting and charge every voter a dollar. If Rick Scott's wife made a dollar every time a Floridian voted, early voting would open 12 months before the election, there would be voting booths in the 7-11, and voter registration would be mandatory at birth. Stupid libtards.
 
2013-02-21 09:52:44 AM  

tricycleracer: Everyone who voted for him hates him now and everyone who didn't vote for him hates him more.


At one point he enjoyed the lowest approval rating of any governor. That was a year or two ago... not sure how high he's flying now.
 
2013-02-21 09:53:14 AM  
I don't really know anything about Rick Scott, but I'm sure I hate him. Thanks Fark.
 
2013-02-21 09:55:55 AM  

Notabunny: See, libtards? THIS is why we should privatize voting and charge every voter a dollar. If Rick Scott's wife made a dollar every time a Floridian voted, early voting would open 12 months before the election, there would be voting booths in the 7-11, and voter registration would be mandatory at birth. Stupid libtards.


heh....it would probably be some sort of personhood-voter-registration-at-conception thing. But would come with a poll tax and a literacy test requirement depending on skin color and/or heritage.
 
2013-02-21 09:56:19 AM  
Oklahoma is becoming a more and more isolated red state, I mean we always have Texas to lean on, but so many other red staters are accepting Medicaid expansion, I'm wondering when we will.  Probably after the 2014 election, but I won hold my breath.

It wouldn't help me any, I make to much for even healthcare subsidies from the exchange, but I have many cousins that would qualify for Medicaid or the subsidies that don't currently have health I durance and only because of politics.

Also, it's funny that they rejected state based exchanges and invited the federal government into the state to take over our healthcare.
 
2013-02-21 09:57:18 AM  

oryx: I don't really know anything about Rick Scott, but I'm sure I hate him. Thanks Fark.


Here is a fun fact:
"Scott ran a company that paid a record fine for committing Medicare fraud, then as governor Scott cut millions from health care,"
 
2013-02-21 10:03:38 AM  
Rick Scott (and damn near every other politician) is only in office to increase his/her personal wealth...........
 
2013-02-21 10:18:57 AM  
Rick Scott is an asshole.

That is all.
 
2013-02-21 10:21:18 AM  
On Scott down.  One more to go.
 
2013-02-21 10:24:36 AM  
i75.photobucket.com

There are a lot of things he has done that would end in criminal prosecution in another time or place.  But as long as he has that (R) next to his name this picture is more likely to get him de-elected than the felonies he committed.
 
2013-02-21 10:35:58 AM  
MotherJones has a good article about the process leading up to this:

What it's like living in Rick Scott's Florida.
 
2013-02-21 10:36:50 AM  
Scott is terrified about the prospects of running against Charlie Christ (as a Democrat now). And he should be, after alienating the entire state for his career pretty much anyone would be a welcome change.
 
2013-02-21 10:48:22 AM  

oryx: I don't really know anything about Rick Scott, but I'm sure I hate him. Thanks Fark.


Here's a fun fact.  He owned a company that made those cups you piss in for drug tests.  Around the time he got elected governor he sold said company to his wife, then passed a law that welfare recipients in Florida must pass regular drug tests.  Since he didn't own the company anymore, it wasn't a conflict of interest for it to be a supplier for the mass quantities of pisscups the state was buying.

Oh, and that program caught, IIRC, less and ten people.  They spend more money on the drug tests than they ever gave to the people they caught.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-21 10:51:09 AM  

TheBigJerk: [i75.photobucket.com image 433x423]

There are a lot of things he has done that would end in criminal prosecution in another time or place.  But as long as he has that (R) next to his name this picture is more likely to get him de-elected than the felonies he committed.


I believe his company paid the largest fine for medicare fraud in history.
 
2013-02-21 10:52:44 AM  
The only reason Charlie Crist may run for governor again is to promote John Morgan's anti-tort reform platform.
 
2013-02-21 10:55:15 AM  

StrikitRich: The only reason Charlie Crist may run for governor again is to promote John Morgan's anti-tort reform platform.


This
 
2013-02-21 11:01:08 AM  

Karac: oryx: I don't really know anything about Rick Scott, but I'm sure I hate him. Thanks Fark.

Here's a fun fact.  He owned a company that made those cups you piss in for drug tests.  Around the time he got elected governor he sold said company to his wife, then passed a law that welfare recipients in Florida must pass regular drug tests.  Since he didn't own the company anymore, it wasn't a conflict of interest for it to be a supplier for the mass quantities of pisscups the state was buying.

Oh, and that program caught, IIRC, less and ten people.  They spend more money on the drug tests than they ever gave to the people they caught.


As an added "bonus," welfare applicants (as opposed to recipients) would have to pay for their own drug test before their application would be approved.

Sure, the cost of the drug test would be reimbursed in the first welfare check, but the applicant would be short about $35 for the roughly six weeks or so between taking the drug test and receiving that first check. And for someone poor enough to qualify for welfare in the first place, that's a staggeringly large amount of money, as it could otherwise be spent on 10-15 days' worth of food or transportation expenses.

/basically, welfare applicants have to pay the Governor money (that they either don't have or can't afford to spend) for the privilege of not dying from starvation or exposure to the elements
 
2013-02-21 11:06:29 AM  
The real challenge is transitioning to calling the new health care plan "GOP care" once it fully kicks in in 2014.
 
2013-02-21 11:16:54 AM  
Prior to the rise of the Tea Party, I wasn't opposed to occasionally voting for a Republican if I thought they were the better candidate for a particular office.  That was the case when I voted for Charlie Crist in 2006.  Then it became apparent he was using the office as a stepping-stone for his career and abandoned ship to try to fill jack-ass Mel Martinez's Senate seat.  I'm happy he's seen the light and switched, and I love that his DNC speech last summer helped highlight how nutty the GOP has become, but he won't automatically have my vote now just because there's a "D" after his name.
 
2013-02-21 11:31:09 AM  
Not only this is another GOP now supporting ObamaCare ...Scott basically built his Governor campaign by running commercials for his group called "Conservatives for Patient Rights"....which is pretty much now a fraudulent organization.

Scott was already toast for siding with the Black Hate Groups in the Zimmerman case....now he pretty much will be primaried out if he runs for re-election in 2014
 
2013-02-21 11:43:55 AM  

ShutThoseLambsUp: Prior to the rise of the Tea Party, I wasn't opposed to occasionally voting for a Republican if I thought they were the better candidate for a particular office.  That was the case when I voted for Charlie Crist in 2006.  Then it became apparent he was using the office as a stepping-stone for his career and abandoned ship to try to fill jack-ass Mel Martinez's Senate seat.  I'm happy he's seen the light and switched, and I love that his DNC speech last summer helped highlight how nutty the GOP has become, but he won't automatically have my vote now just because there's a "D" after his name.


When it comes down to Crist vs Scott, I'll definitely vote for Crist
 
2013-02-21 11:49:02 AM  
I also want an amendment on the ballot for a recall just in case we end up with someone like this again.
 
2013-02-21 11:49:56 AM  

oryx: I don't really know anything about Rick Scott, but I'm sure I hate him. Thanks Fark.


Just off the top of my head, here's a list of Rick Scott malfeasance:

1) Before he was elected, his company paid the largest ever Medicare fraud settlement, like something in the billions.  It was a settlement, rather than a judgment, which meant that he was able to deny allegations of wrongdoing, but still.  The guy became a millionaire at least by ripping off Medicare, rationing care to patients, and lying to its investors.

2) After he was elected, he pushed the "drug test the welfare recipients" line to benefit his cronies, who were all running drug testing companies.  He didn't really care whether the law was constitutional, or whether the testing was effective - it was nothing more than a payoff to his buddies.

3) The whole toll plaza thing.  IIRC, there was nothing wrong with the toll plazas on any of the roads, but he had a buddy who was in construction and needed some cash, so Scott ordered them all torn down and then rebuilt exactly the same.  No changes, no improvements, just make-work so that he could shuffle some more public dollars into private hands.

4) The voting bullshiat.  He monkeyed around with early voting hours specifically so that he could screw with the minority vote in an attempt to defeat Democrats.  He also was behind the electoral purges that dumped people off the rolls, making them re-register or unable to vote in the 2012 races, while ignoring the whole Nathan Sproul/Strategic Allied Consulting mess that was going on in Florida, Virginia, Nevada, and elsewhere.

That's all I'm coming up with off the top of my head, but I'm sure there's been more.  I don't remember anything egregiously anti-homosexual, or any particularly embarrassing personal snafus, but man, the guy has become an expert at running government as a crony-capitalist empire to benefit his fellow travelers.
 
2013-02-21 12:40:37 PM  
I have an anti-Scott bumper sticker and I swear I could be rich today if I had sold one for a dollar to each person I met in a parking lot who said they loved it and wanted one.

Floridians hate him. HATE!
 
2013-02-21 12:55:36 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The real challenge is transitioning to calling the new health care plan "GOP care" once it fully kicks in in 2014.


RepubliCare
 
2013-02-21 01:18:22 PM  
I try, very hard, to be an informed voter
I try, very hard, to not be overly partisan (although that has gotten increasingly difficult)
I wept when Scott was elected
I plan to get tipsy, drag out the airhorn, and dance partly clothed in the driveway when he is out of office.
"Loathing" isn't even close
 
2013-02-21 02:04:32 PM  

NateGrey: Corrupt Republican fark. He also backtracked on teachers pay. He is scared about re-election next year.

Why dont Republicans stand by their derp?


He could pay off my farking mortgage and send me a limo packed with hookers n blow. I ain't voting for him, because he's a pile of excrement
 
2013-02-21 02:08:06 PM  
I read the perfect description of Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid on the federal government's dime* today: 
"The gift of a baby elephant."


* Offer subject to terms and conditions, such as the feds not wanting to pay for it after 2016.
 
2013-02-21 02:14:23 PM  
Yet somehow all the lies that were told in order to get you to vote against Oblahma will be forgotten in the mad rush to circle -R on the ballot in 2016.
 
2013-02-21 03:06:53 PM  

jjorsett: I read the perfect description of Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid on the federal government's dime* today: 
"The gift of a baby elephant."


* Offer subject to terms and conditions, such as the feds not wanting to pay for it after 2016.


More like the Feds only want to pay for 90% of it. It's a bargain even after 2016.
 
2013-02-21 06:45:30 PM  

BeesNuts: Marcus Aurelius: The real challenge is transitioning to calling the new health care plan "GOP care" once it fully kicks in in 2014.

RepubliCare


You know that in 10 years the Republicans (should the party still exist) will be grandstanding about how they originally came up with Obamacare via Romneycare.  The average voter will not remember how much they opposed it every step of the way, and the "keep government out of my medicare" people will all be dead by then.
 
2013-02-21 09:12:00 PM  

Jedi_Templar: BeesNuts: Marcus Aurelius: The real challenge is transitioning to calling the new health care plan "GOP care" once it fully kicks in in 2014.

RepubliCare

You know that in 10 years the Republicans (should the party still exist) will be grandstanding about how they originally came up with Obamacare via Romneycare.  The average voter will not remember how much they opposed it every step of the way, and the "keep government out of my medicare" people will all be dead by then.


A lot of republicans still seem to not have grasped how the internet and video work nowadays, not to mention their Twitters and all that.....I think republicans will be doomed for a while, especially as more and more young people get to the age of voting and can look up every detail on their election choices.
 
2013-02-22 10:45:07 AM  

OhioUGrad: Jedi_Templar: BeesNuts: Marcus Aurelius: The real challenge is transitioning to calling the new health care plan "GOP care" once it fully kicks in in 2014.

RepubliCare

You know that in 10 years the Republicans (should the party still exist) will be grandstanding about how they originally came up with Obamacare via Romneycare.  The average voter will not remember how much they opposed it every step of the way, and the "keep government out of my medicare" people will all be dead by then.

A lot of republicans still seem to not have grasped how the internet and video work nowadays, not to mention their Twitters and all that.....I think republicans will be doomed for a while, especially as more and more young people get to the age of voting and can look up every detail on their election choices.


Voters can do look up this bullshiat on the internets, but it doesn't mean they will, or even if the voters do, whether it'll mean they'll go to the polls and vote in their best interests.
 
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