Not. New article out about the Worst 8 Governors in America. We're #2...But Rick Scott is trying hard to put us in the #1 spot, I assure you. He was never in politics before last years election. And sometimes, this can be a good thing! No good ol' boy network established. No party lines he is locked in to, etc.....Ok, I gave him the benefit of the doubt when he was elected and thought this could be a good, positive thing... Rick Scott was the CEO of Columbia/HCA...a massive health care chain. And he's trying to run the state like a CEO. He was indicted for multiple counts of Medicare/Medicaid Fraud while in his position, and refused, absolutely refused to comment, or take questions about it while he was campaigning. This is all on record. Here's where you can read about HCA being charged with 14 Felonies. PolitiFact Florida | Rick Scott, former healthcare CEO, faces questions about past He (and Columbia/HCA) was fined 1.7 BILLION dollars for all he did while there. The largest in American History. The LARGEST. Instead of doing time for scamming the Govt?? He is now an elected official. Makes perfect sense. Let's elect a criminal to office, because. hey, nothing else has worked, and in the process, try to destroy the 4th largest state. His actions have affected me, personally. I used to see my physician every 6 months, and he gave me 5 refills on the few piddly Rx's I am on. The new laws have changed that and now I have to go every other month, incurring more medical bills for me. Oh, AND my Dr now has to enter it in to a site on the internet, and which medicines I take. I feel so much better knowing any hacker in the world can get this information now, even easier than before.Oh, and a Federal judge has ruled the new laws unconstitutional.I'll wait and see how this one plays out..... Mr. Scott has rejected $2.4 billion in stimulus money to build a high-speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando. No explanation. He wants to slash $4 billion in spending while cutting taxes for millionaires. He tried to use state funds to build golf courses in state parks while cutting education by 10 percent and corporate taxes by 5 percent. Think he's going to find another Tiger Woods in the State Parks? Or increase tourism? He's requiring 600,000 government workers (including police officers, teachers, firefighters, judges, and retirees) to contribute 5 percent to their retirement. Not optional. Required. He just lopped off $2,300 a year in teacher salary to give massive tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy.(You can research this on any computer, and do the work I've done...it's there.) He's made a proposal to eliminate state support for 2 historically black colleges, and universities. He's shutting down agencies that assist minority businesses. Not just the black minority...Single women, Older women, Divorced women with children, etc.....He has said that he will not appoint any blacks to any significant position in his administration. This, while his option, has not won friends and influenced people here.... Stephen King is a part time resident of Florida and has gone public with his thoughts on Rick Scott...I'll have to go back and find that video.It's something else....Here it is: and btw? Mr. King has gone on record saying Rick Scott could star in his next horror movie...lol. Stephen King - Awake the State Sarasota, Florida - YouTube My favorite is to visit his website....Mr. Scott claims he doesn't read newspapers, or care what the public thinks, or the polls say, about him.... One of the newest features on Rick Scott for Florida is a page where Scott supporters can send pre-written letters of praise for Scott … written by Scott’s campaign team. Just pick the newspaper you want to contact. And then you can add your own name! Here's the site for the letter: Rick Scott for Florida - Email a Newspaper Editor But wait...it gets even better than that.... Here’s the message Scott’s team wants Floridians to send to local newspapers: “When Rick Scott ran for Governor he promised to create jobs and turn our economy around. I voted for Rick because he’s always been a businessman, not a politician. While politicians usually disappoint us and rarely keep their promises, Rick is refreshing because he’s keeping his word. “His policies are helping to attract businesses to our state and get people back to work. Some of the special interests are attacking the Governor for making tough decisions, showing leadership, and doing what he told us he would do. “Rick Scott deserves our unwavering and enthusiastic support. How can we expect to elect leaders who will keep their word and do what’s right for our state if we don’t stand up for those with the courage to set priorities, make difficult choices, and actually deliver on their promises made?” (emphasis added on the last part) Did he really think that we (Floridians) and the media would NOT see these pre scripted letters on his site, and not publish them? And on a more substantive note, Scott is also this week “rejecting millions in federal health aid for senior citizens, children, and the disabled....I understand he is taking a stand against the governments "Affordable Care Act" and that many Republican governors are taking the same stand....By June of this year, Scott has refused, or returned, over $19 million in Federal Money because it was associated with the Affordable Care Act...ok. I understand that......but Scott also has stopped any state planning for the creation of mandated health care exchanges, which will allow consumers to comparison shop for health insurance plans????? He may be aiming at Obama...ok, he is...but it's Floridians he's hurting. He made his fortune downsizing hospitals for profit...and it is a fortune. Public record. I did my research on Mr Scott before the elections last year, and still wasn't sure who I was going to vote for. But I knew who I was going to vote against....and that was Rick Scott. He's a CEO who is trying to run the state of Florida like a company he's CEO of. And not only is he a CEO...but one that was fined the largest fine in American History for Medicare/Medicaid fraud. THE largest. Btw, when asked about this during his campaign? He refused to answer any and ALL questions about the charges, and walked away from the podium and off the stage every time he was asked about it. Not only is he #2 in the Worst Governors in America....he's #1 at being the least popular. Sorry. I just had to get this off my chest. South Carolina is looking better every day. If I still had young children? I'd have already moved..... Ok. I feel better. Sorry y'all...I just had to get it out..I've had a problem with this man since way before he was elected, and now? I just want to leave the state and not look back. Sheeeesh. Go ahead, let me have it....I can take it. What I can't take is Rick Scott's governing of Florida.