Tag: Rick Scott

Senate

Senate Republicans Root Against American Families

“This is a gold mine for us.” Senate Republican campaign committee chief Rick Scott is openly rooting against American families, cheering higher prices due to inflation — all while opposing measures to cut families’ taxes and reduce inflation. Scott and Senate Republicans are complaining about inflation — and cheering it as a political “gold […]

The Wire

Rick Scott: Good for Special Interests, Bad for Florida

Last week, Rick Scott hastily approved Florida Power & Light (FPL)’s bid to build two new nuclear plants in South Florida. That means massive new transmission towers and power lines, which, as described by CBS Miami, “are not at all typical. Most of the 88 miles of poles would rise the equivalent of ten to fifteen stories high with the girth of a big oak tree.
Needless to say, many residents from the affected area were outraged, claiming that in addition to the aesthetic nightmare, this will damage property values and the environment. But per usual, Rick Scott was more concerned with special interests than his constituents. The Miami Herald reported that FPL has given “nearly $3 million to the campaigns of the governor, the Cabinet and the Republican Party of Florida.”

Scott has taken a beating in the local press. See for yourself in American Bridge’s new video above.

The Wire

See Rick Scott Run

Rick Scott is running for reelection, but he’s better at running from questions. Time and time again reporters have asked Scott where he stands on key issues, only to have Scott duck and run. Maybe that’s because he knows his positions are detrimental to middle-class families in the Sunshine State. His failure to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has left over 700,000 Floridians without health care. Just thinking about raising the minimum wage so working families can make ends meet causes him to “cringe.” For Rick Scott, maybe running is better than telling the truth.