Tampa Bay Times: Scott worst Florida governor in modern times
This time four years ago Rick Scott was a stranger to Floridians. Then he spent $73 million on his first political campaign and rode an angry voter wave to the Governor’s Mansion. For Florida, this has been a hostile takeover by the former CEO of the nation’s largest hospital chain. In three years Scott has done more harm than any modern governor, from voting rights to privacy rights, public schools to higher education, environmental protection to health care. One more legislative session and a $100 million re-election campaign will not undo the damage.
This is the tin man as governor, a chief executive who shows no heartfelt connection to the state, appreciation for its values or compassion for its residents.
In Scott’s Florida, it is harder for citizens to vote and for the jobless to collect unemployment. It is easier for renters to be evicted and for borrowers to be charged high interest rates on short-term loans. It is harder for patients to win claims against doctors who hurt them and for consumers to get fair treatment from car dealers who deceive them. It is easier for businesses to avoid paying taxes, building roads and repairing environmental damage.
The owners of Hobby Lobby have been fighting to exclude birth control coverage in the insurance plans covering their employees, most of whom are women. They’ve done so under the misguided belief that covering this essential health care item violates their personal religious beliefs. Simply put, your boss has no business making health care decisions for you.
While the Supreme Court weighs the case, you can take action right now. Sign the pledge to boycott Hobby Lobby and commit to spending your hard-earned money with companies who respect the basic health care needs of women and believe medical choices should be between you and your doctor.
SIGN THE PLEDGE—BOYCOTT HOBBY LOBBY: http://wefb.it/FE2005
Paul Ryan tours the ‘inner city’
Comic by Ruben Bolling
If you live in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, one of your senators is a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee. Their vote could be pivotal for keeping Michael Boggs from a lifetime appointment.
Sign and send the petition—Reject Michael Boggs’s nomination to the U.S. District Court in Georgia.
This guy is wrong for the bench