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Rick Scott gets serious
Kronology ^ | 02/08/11 | Nicholas Kronos

Posted on 02/09/2011 6:52:12 AM PST by nkronos

In contrast to the paltry ridiculousness of President Obama’s proposed $775 million budget cut, the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, has unveiled a new budget containing $5 billion in spending reductions. To put that in perspective, Florida’s deficit is $3.6 billion, so Scott is actually cutting more than is necessary to erase the state’s fiscal shortfall: it’s almost 140 percent....Obama’s cut–which a spokesman described as “not easy”–is about 0.05 percent of the budget deficit. In other words, proportionally in terms of deficit reduction, Scott’s is 2,800 times as great as Obama’s. That’s right: 2,800 times.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: budget; deficit; florida; rickscott

1 posted on 02/09/2011 6:52:19 AM PST by nkronos
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To: nkronos

Let’s get to work..........


2 posted on 02/09/2011 6:56:43 AM PST by tenthirteen
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To: tenthirteen

Darn right. It’s about time


3 posted on 02/09/2011 7:01:35 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: nkronos

Way to go Rick!

Same approach urgently needed in Washington!


4 posted on 02/09/2011 7:10:03 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: nkronos

But - but - I thought Rick Scott was an eeeeevvvil, criminal businessman only interested in lining his own pocketS? I’m pretty sure I saw people right here on FR repeat such lines.

Go gov!


5 posted on 02/09/2011 7:11:51 AM PST by JenB
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To: nkronos

I think Rick Scott is going to be a great gov. My spouse worked with him once and said he is a dead-serious and brilliant business man.

We shall see.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 7:15:31 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
The Sarasota-Herald Tribune, our local wholly-owned NYT subsidiary, was having a full-blown whine-fest this morning. Makes me smile, because the louder these useful idiots cry, the more you know something good is happening...

Florida Freeper


7 posted on 02/09/2011 7:20:22 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: nkronos

Meanwhile, the two lawyers named Charlie Crist and Alex Sink are moving to create a State Constitutional Amendment to forever ban offshore drilling off the coast of Florida. I thought Charlie was working for some shyster firm named Morgan and Morgan to head up the class action lawsuit division of the firm.

Imagine if Sink had won.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 7:25:59 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: poobear
Imagine if Sink had won.

There were a number of FReepers who openly supported such an outcome. Rick Scott is off to a great start as governor. He's on a mission and no media idiot or left wing crybaby is going to stop him. He's not a career politician so he doesn't care. He seems ok with only serving one term if that's what it takes to make the tough decisions that no career politician could.

The Florida liberal media is freaking out that he's actually doing what he campaigned on. It's a lot of fun watching them melt down. Where are all the FR Sink supporters now?

9 posted on 02/09/2011 7:34:02 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase

I can’t imagine any sane FReeper wanting Alex Sink to run this state! Retired teachers maybe?


10 posted on 02/09/2011 7:36:59 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Mase

Can you believe the horror! He is proposing that state “workers” contribute to their own pensions! 5%!!! How heartless can the guy be?!?!?!?! Think of the children! What about the manatees?!?!?!?!

Offshore drilling in FL could bring a lot of new high-paying jobs to the state. Right now, we get all of the risk of an oil spill with none of the rewards...why not reap the benefits as well and on top of that drain that oil field Cuber wants to tap before they can?


11 posted on 02/09/2011 7:43:01 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: poobear
It was pretty mind-boggling to see people on this forum claiming they were going to vote for Sink so a "criminal" like Scott wouldn't be elected. They're very quiet now and don't respond to pings to explain themselves.

Most of them weren't even aware that Sink is married to Bill McBride. Thank goodness Scott won. The teachers here in Sarasota are apoplectic over the demand that they contribute to their retirement and that they won't be receiving automatic raises. The public sector is out of control. Scott, like Christie in NJ, is finally bringing some reality to their lives.

12 posted on 02/09/2011 7:53:47 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Joe Brower

Rick Scott is an improbable governor — and just what Florida needs.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 8:00:59 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: stefanbatory
The education establishment is so used to having their way that this has sent them over the edge. I love reading the comments of the public sector workers who, for years, have been able to live in a fantasy that is shielded from the harsh realities of the real world (private sector). Scott is finally slapping some reality into them and they're too stupid to realize just how good they have it. I only wish he would force them to start trimming the administrative fat. The amount of unnecessary bureaucracy in our education system is staggering.

I hope he'll bring back the tenure bill that Crist vetoed. That would be another dose of reality these folks need. Let's also hope Scott gets his way with drilling although that's going to be a tougher sell.

14 posted on 02/09/2011 8:01:48 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase

Absolutely Mase. What is not surprising is the Pubic Sector’s response to having to contribute ANYTHING towards their pensions and retirement benefits. In other words, they’re okay with you and I paying for it.

As my old Southern Mom would say, “The gall!” pronounced gaawl of course ;)!


15 posted on 02/09/2011 8:07:53 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Mase

I was very reluctant about Scott, but once I saw Sink’s campaign became a Rick Scott advocate. He is off to a great start so far. I hope he keeps his nose clean because the left and media will continue to pull out the long knives for anyone cutting government.


16 posted on 02/09/2011 8:29:56 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: Mase

he was “a criminal” because he opposed Hitlerycare successfully...Clinton payback machine at work there...


17 posted on 02/09/2011 8:40:29 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Joe Brower

You have the Sarasota-Herald Tribune (or “SH*T” for short) and down here we have the Palm Beach ComPost. LOL!!


18 posted on 02/09/2011 8:54:49 AM PST by PatriotGirl827 (Lord Jesus, direct my mind, possess my heart, transform my life)
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To: PatriotGirl827
Yep, sometimes these things just write themselves. $:-)
19 posted on 02/09/2011 9:22:19 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

Until I turned him off, I listened to Bill Buckney [sp?] lambaste Scott nd try to scare the people on 910 am yesterday. He sounded like the Democrat shill that he is. The problem is that he poses as a Christian Conservative. He has a lot of the sheep and the Soiuthern Baptist Association snowed.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 9:32:10 AM PST by sport
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To: poobear

I can’t imagine any sane FReeper wanting Alex Sink to run this state!
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I can assure you, there were some that wanted Scott to lose. I suspect they aren’t really Freepers. DUmmies pretending to be Freepers maybe. I guess they wanted Sink to be in charge of redistricting therefore helping 0h0m0 steal FL. I do not believe he has a snowballs chance in hell of taking FL in 2012.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 4:13:55 PM PST by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Joe Brower; seekthetruth

The Sarasota-Herald Tribune, our local wholly-owned NYT subsidiary, was having a full-blown whine-fest this morning. Makes me smile, because the louder these useful idiots cry, the more you know something good is happening...

Exactly right.....Way to go....Governor Scott!!!!


22 posted on 02/09/2011 5:47:26 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (The Constitution is an instrument to protect 'We the People' from the government..)
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