Recall Rick Scott

Caregivers: Rick Scott’s cuts to disabled services ‘may break our backs’ by Melissa Gridley

By Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel
Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered deep cuts Thursday to programs that serve tens of thousands of residents with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and other developmental disabilities.

Though a range of state services face cuts from this year’s Legislature, the governor invoked his emergency powers to order the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities to immediately roll back payments to group homes and social workers by 15 percent — an amount providers say could put them out of business and threaten their clients’ safety.

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Huffington Post Asks, “Are Floridians Getting Wise to Scott?” by Melissa Gridley

Floridians Are Maybe Starting To Understand Their Governor Is A Grifter

by Jason Linkins, via HuffPost Politics

Despite his being best known as a cartoon villain fraudster who bilked Medicare and incurred a record-setting fine from authorities, Florida Governor Rick Scott outspent and outgunned his primary opponent Bill McCollum and then slipped past Democratic challenger Alex Sink in the 2010 GOP wave.

And now, after three months in office, he’s become the very face of buyer’s remorse:

A PPP poll of registered voters released today shows that in a hypothetical re-do of last year’s gubernatorial election, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) would lose to Democrat Alex Sink by a nearly 20-point margin, 56%-37%. Scott won a squeaker of an election last year, edging out Sink by about one point.

Eye-popping as those figures are on their own, they get even starker when you start making comparisons.

Read the full text at HuffPost Politics.

Ed. Note: Some of us knew it all along, Jason. But it doesn’t make us feel any better.

Rick Scott Education Cuts Call for 20,000 Layoffs by Recall Rick Scott
February 21, 2011, 5:55 PM
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TALLAHASSEE | While promising to create a world-class education system, Gov. Rick Scott has simultaneously proposed the deepest cuts for Florida public schools by any governor in recent history.
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