Florida governor/Voldermort impersonator Rick Scott has a problem.
Not only is he one of the country's least-popular state executives, his latest plan to
save Florida from the scourge of welfare queen drug addictsboost the profits of his wife's drug testing firm backfired when "ninety-six percent [of welfare recipients] proved to be drug free — leaving the state on the hook to reimburse the cost of their tests."
Gov. Rick Scott and top Florida Republicans are sending early signals they could reject the billions in federal aid that could flow to the state under President Barack Obama's jobs proposal.
Florida has a 10.7 percent unemployment rate that is higher than the national average. But Scott and GOP legislative leaders said the plan outlined by President Barack Obama was too similar to the nearly $800 billion stimulus package that was approved by Congress back in 2009.
Maybe I'm being too hard on
the Dark Lordthe governor. Perhaps this is exactly the kind of common sense business strategy that America needs to emulate:
Step one: Reject federal aid that could create 60,000 jobs in Florida.
Step two: ….
Step three: Morning in the Sunshine State!
After all, it's the same three-point plan Scott and the GOP-controlled legislature pursued in combating cancer, HIV and teenage pregnancy…
Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-led Legislature have rejected or declined to pursue more than $106 million in federal grant money and returned $4.5 million for programs linked to federal health care initiatives, including cancer prevention, leading critics to say Scott is putting his conservative agenda ahead of residents' needs.
Scott ordered state agencies to reject any money tied to President Barack Obama's health care plan, which Florida is challenging in court. But Scott kept more than $13 million for a four-year abstinence education grant and for another program coordinating background checks for long-term care workers.
See? First you reject any money that may have been tainted by the President's Marxist hands (Voldy can't have any interaction with the Chosen One, after all). Then… cancer goes away, right?
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Tags: Barack Obama, Florida, Health Care, Money, Republicans, Rick Scott, Unemployment