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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:01 PM
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Gov. Scott's $615 million budget veto hits Florida's most vulnerable
Gov. Scott's $615 million budget veto hits Florida's most vulnerable

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/05/27/114865/gov-scotts-615-million-budget.html#storylink=omni_popular#ixzz1NaZ2rYK4

By Marc Caputo and Aaron Sharockman | The Miami Herald

At a campaign-style event that banned some Democrats, Republican Gov. Rick Scott fashioned himself into Floridas new veto king Thursday when he axed $615 million from the state budget before signing it.

The biggest target of the veto pen: $305 million targeted for environmental land buys. Scott also cut $169 million in college projects and vetoed scores of hometown spending lawmakers earmarked for their districts.

Scott blamed special interests for the shortsighted, frivolous, wasteful spending thereby irking some of his fellow Republicans who control the Legislature. Some accused him of hypocrisy, others of inflating his veto amount with financial gimmickry.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/05/27/114865/gov-scotts-615-million-budget.html#storylink=omni_popular#ixzz1NaZIAeLS

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:03 PM
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1. No Bitch! Y'all can't have that new dress!
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:04 PM
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2. If Only the Poor Rose Up and Went after these Fuckers!
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:15 PM
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4. They've got to wake up, pay attention, learn the facts, and vote these F'ers out, because
eventually it will be too late. Too many people in this country take things for granted, and these F'ers use that, lies, misinformation, disinformation and deception to full advantage as we well know.

We need a movement in this country to dump a lot of these politicians, especially getting money out of politics, but SCOTUS has screwed us to the wall IMO with Citizens United.

Lessons learned over the 20th century seem to have been forgotten.




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jemelanson Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:12 PM
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3. What a POS.
"In his speech Thursday, Scott omitted many of the serious-sounding programs he cut: homeless veterans, meals for poor seniors, a council for deafness, a childrens hospital, cancer research, public radio, whooping-cough vaccines for poor mothers, or aid for the paralyzed.

Its also debatable whether he really holds the record for most vetoes because the environmental program he cut would only be funded from the future sale of surplus lands. The less land the state sells in the down economy, the less money his veto will actually be worth." From the article linked to in the original post.

I have to find out if Florida has a recall procedure. I live in Florida now and this yahoo has to go. I think it is the Curse of the Ricks. See all the GOP Governors with the first name Rick and you will understand. They are all very evil, sick persons. I almost called them sick puppies but I can not do that to poor sick puppies.
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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 05:35 PM
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5. Florida does not have recall option.
Dem's are trying to get one passed and be used retroactively, but with a rethug legislature...fat chance. Anti-choice, anti-women, anti-environment, anti-education, etc. etc. And, let's not forget the new voting "rules" designed to suppress votes. We're screwed. Welcome to Florida, jemelanson.
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