Florida’s Rick Scott is doing his best to ruin Florida. Unfortunately, Florida does not allow voters to recall legislators or governors. I have yet to meet one person, in the past few months, who has anything decent to say about Scott – we are all suffering from his bandito tactics.
Scott says he wants to run Florida like a corporation, he is the CEO and we are his employees. Hmmm, I don’t recall applying for a job at a place where Rick Scott is the boss. As a doctor, I have had the privilege of making my own hours and decisions about how I wanted to run my practice (within reason). I would never allow myself to work under a tyrannical leader like Scott .
Scott will not engage with you at a Socratic level. Try to engage Scott in discussion and all he does is cite his party line repeatedly. Watch his interviews and this is quite apparent. Reminds me of a cult. There is a party line (the philosophy of the cult) and this is how cults train their members to answer questions to individuals outside of the cult. Don’t think about the answer, don’t analyze the question – just give the party line – main thing: NEVER ANSWER THE QUESTION.
Rick Scott is a liar. This is not an ad hominem attack on his personhood. This is a statement about things he has said in his role as Governor. I watched him interviewed recently and when asked if he would take a drug test for his employer, Rick indicated that he has done this in recent years.
LETS SEE THE RESULTS. I would like Rick to provide the date of the last tests and provide a copy of the results.
If Rick Scott has been the CEO of HCA for many, many years, you just have to wonder who ordered Rick to pee in a cup with someone standing outside waiting to take the cup away to a lab. Prior to Scott being CEO, I believe he was working as an attorney (?) – was that out in Texas? I can’t recall at this writing – BUT –
1. Do we really believe that Rick actually took a drug test for himself as CEO of HCA ?
2. Do we really believe that Rick actually took a drug test while an attorney for a law firm?
Frankly, I don’t know any CEOs or professionals, like physicians, attorneys, or professionals like myself who have ever had to submit to a drug test. If you know of random and pre-hire drug screening of physicians, CEOs, and attorneys anywhere, please write me, as I am always open to correction and frankly, I’d really like to know where this is taking place.
Why is this an issue for me? Because Rick signed the bill forcing young, poor women with children who apply for TEMPORARY assistance to needy families (TANF) to submit to a drug test – AT THEIR OWN COST – in order to get assistance from the state.
BOO HOO on you Rick Scott!!!!
This suggests that poor women are drug addicts. Or it suggests that poor women with young children are drug addicts. Or it suggests that the House and RIck Scott are anti-women, anti-poor, and anti social programs for poor folks. Remember, TANF is TEMPORARY and remember that there is absolutely no study in all of the literature that indicates that TANF recipients are any more likely to be drug addicts than Rick Scott is.
I am angry. Disheartened. And disgusted with the lack of ethical and moral consciousness going around these days. I feel sorry for young people having to grow up in times when politicians are selfish, greedy, and totally lacking in compassion.
Now that I have ranted, I will continue to prepare for my dream retirement in Patagonia ~- heart failure and all, at least , I can keep dreaming ~ ~