Florida another business acquisition for Rick Scott
By Roger Caldwell
In a business acquisition, the owner or management makes decisions based on cold numbers. Once the decision is made certain components are sold or discarded in order to maximize the profitability of the business being bought. There is no feeling in the decisions, and every employee is expendable.
Governor Scott is a heartless chief executive who shows no feeling for Floridians, who have lived in this great state for generations. Florida was a hostile takeover from a criminal CEO, who was fined $1.7 billion for breaking the law. When you are a billionaire, your payment of a fine acknowledges that your company took more profits than they deserved, and now the government is getting a portion back of what you stole.
Everyone knew Scott was a thief, when the Republicans in the state voted him into office, but Floridians are laid back, and it is okay if politicians steal a little. Certain families in certain counties are part of the good-old-boy system, and everyone knows they have been caught with their fingers in the cookie jar. Corruption in Florida is the way the politicians do business in the state, and the residents don’t get upset.
Scott who moved to Naples just seven years before running for governor “treats Florida like another faceless corporate acquisition to be dismantled and repackaged.” As a soulless governor Scott has never operated with a passion to help supply the needs of everyday residents. Instead, he has protected the wealthy and powerful corporations and friends in the state.
In three years it is harder for minorities to vote, and the jobless to collect unemployment. Scott has used Florida taxpayer’s money to fight the federal Affordable Care Act all the way to the Supreme Court, and lost. He has turned down $51 billion in federal funding from the ACA, and the only reason he can give is the federal government may run out of money.
There is a pervasive sickness in Florida Republican politics led by Governor Scott, where residents’ needs are ignored, because the Democratic federal government must be defeated. Even, when the federal money can help cover 1 million uninsured residents, our governor acts like the residents don’t exist.
As Scott continues to operate as a cold and callous CEO, he has forgotten that voters and the people have the real power. The people must remember when Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal money for a new high speed rail, when the state was and still desperate for jobs. Even when Scotts tells the state that unemployment has drastically dropped, you need to talk to the residents in the minority communities.
As energy bills, insurance bills, rents, and doctors bills continue to increase, our governor is always on the side of big business. Scott gives his friends million dollar contracts, and he cuts state workers salaries by privatizing state jobs.
Scott only cares about numbers and there is no compassion for the people who have dedicated their entire life to their state job. From the very beginning Scott’s plan was to exploit and hustle Floridians to grow his personal empire and companies. The Sunshine state is raining, as Scott continues to decimate, and steal taxpayers’ money, and big businesses continue to make exponential profits in the state.