Governor Scott to Voters: Never Mind
Scott said, "I think this is a common-sense solution to dealing with this for the next three years where it will give us the time to think about how we can improve the system." Sounding like a Democrat, he added that the state is obligated to help "the poorest and weakest among us." No, governor, charities and religious bodies are obligated to help the weak and poor. State and federal governments have no such obligation. To claim they do empowers bureaucrats and politicians who are having a difficult enough time fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities. It also undermines the work ethic.
After (borrowed) federal money runs out in three years,
Scott, whose favorability rating was 36 percent in a
Scott is a former health care executive. The health care industry has spent millions lobbying to influence health care reform legislation, including
Scott has also said nothing in several months about illegal immigration. He once pledged to back an Arizona-style immigration law that would require police to check the legal status of people they suspected were illegal. He has since backed away from this pledge.
A few Republican governors have turned down federal money to expand
As for Gov. Scott's turnabout, a paraphrase of the wisdom
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