I was never a huge fan of Florida Governor Rick Scott. Although I voted for him in 2010, there was something shady about him. My instinct were correct about him. After seeing Obama win re-election by carrying Florida and with continues low approvals, Rick Scott has decided to shift Left. In an about face, Gov. Scott has agreed to expand the Florida’s Medicaid program under Obama care.
Florida Governor Rick Scott supports expanding Medicaid in his state under President Barack Obama’s health-care law, at least while the federal government pays for it, a reversal of the Republican’s previous position.
Scott said yesterday in Tallahassee that he’ll ask state lawmakers to back the expansion. After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law in June, Scott said he wouldn’t expand Medicaid, the health-care program for the poor, in Florida. Once Obama won re-election in November, Scott said he was open to it.
“It is not a white flag of surrender to government-run health care,” Scott said. The states split Medicaid costs with the federal government.
Until 2017, the state won’t pay any of the cost of covering people made newly eligible for the program. Thereafter, states don’t have to pay more than 10 percent of the extra cost. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the federal government’s bill for the expansion will be about $638 billion through 2023. The states will pay about $63 billion, according to the CBO.
Rick Scott has already caved to elements of the republican Party on allowing Casino based Destination resorts to be built in Florida. Allowing the Casinos would bring in tourism, jobs and added revenue to Florida. But no, an element in the Republican party killed the idea. Now Gov. Rick Scott aka Skeletor caves to Obama on Medicaid expansion.What use is a Republican if they do not believe in economic liberty and fiscal responsibility?
There is no use in voting for a Republicans if they are not economic or fiscally Conservatives. That is why in the 2014 Midterms I will vote for Libertarian Party candidate Roger Stone. He’s a former Republican who worked on the winning Presidential campaigns of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. He got tired of the growing Statist nature and losing attitude of today’s Republican Party. He stands for economic and personal liberty. I will gladly vote for Roger Stone over that fraudster Rick Scott. Many other Republican I have spoken with, will also vote for Roger Stone. I will still vote Republcian at the Federal level in 2014, but Libertarian at the local level.
Bye bye Skeletor, you will be a one term wonder.