Skip to comments.BEDFORD: Conservatives are wrong to attack Rick Scott
Posted on 03/11/2013 2:50:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
In February, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced his intention to accept Obamacares optional Medicaid expansion in Florida.
Since then, the governor has taken a lot of heat: heat from conservatives accusing him of betraying conservative principals; as well as heat from Democrats saying he didnt go far enough...
Well lay it out in a very plausible hypothetical. Imagine if Mr. Scott flew around the Sunshine State telling voters that Medicaid is broken and needs reform; that expanding the rolls and adding dependents to a broken system doesnt make sense; and that when the federal cash starts to run out in three years, Florida will be stuck with the massive bill. Now imagine if Mr. Crist was able to fly around the same state screeching about how the governor had rejected million of dollars its citizens had already paid in taxes and denied benefits to over a million low-income Floridians because he was a slave to the tea party.
Who here thinks that Mr. Scott would win that sound-byte skirmish?
And in as tight a fight as Mr. Scott is in, a skirmish like that could decide the war. And if the liberals win that war, Medicaid is just the beginning: If Mr. Scott is defeated, conservatives will lose a champion of nearly every other issue dear to them.
In Florida and across the country, progressives are going after guns; toting tax hikes; splurging in spending; abetting abortion; ratcheting up regulations; and resisting reforms to state pension systems and public education. On every one of those fronts, Gov. Scott has successfully opposed them.
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Well I’m obviously smarter then you.
No, Im not a govt employee. I’m a business owner.
And you don’t understand what’s morally wrong with a politician taking federal money to buy votes?
The same could be said of highway funds.
I think he’s playing a game as he’s been very consistent everywhere else. This deal would allow public hospitals to bill everything they are currently writing off. Many public hospitals will shutdown if things dont change.
They all have dangerous levels of antibiotic resistant strains of lethal bacteria and mutating virus strains permeating those facilities.
They skimp on nursing staff and janitors, but have ever increasing business offices and levels of bureaucratic management.
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