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Florida Governor Rick Scott and illegal activity

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    Why isn't a reporter on MSNBC reporting on Gov. Rick Scott's illegal activities? Florida has Sunshine laws which require government business to be open to the public. Rick Scott failed to obey the law and was sued. Scott settled the lawsuit using taxpayer money. In short, Scott broke the law and admitted it by paying a settlement. Scott misused taxpayer money by using it to pay off the lawsuit. Scott is not only guilty of breaking the sunshine law but also illegally using taxpayer money for his benefit, yet no law enforcement agency is investigating.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Florida Gov. Rick Scott agrees to pay $700,000 to end public ...

    www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article30417807.html

    Aug 7, 2015 - ... related public records lawsuits against him and his staff and uses state money to do it. ... Rick Scott has agreed to spend $700,000 in taxpayer money to settle... The lawsuits were filed by Steven R. Andrews, a Tallahassee attorney ... The settlement, first obtained by the Herald/Times Tallahassee bureau, ...

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I did write before about this crook; he got rich by ripping of hospitals, got elected by money from the sugar industry, which are polluting our water's etc. etc. He claimed the "fifth" a hundred times when he was indicted; so a real sweetheart. So again as with Trump "money" makes you Governor or President.
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    Why can't, or isn't an indicted governor ousted from office? If enough evidence to indict, office holder should be forced to resign immediately.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Michael39301 Wrote: Why can't, or isn't an indicted governor ousted from office? If enough evidence to indict, office holder should be forced to resign immediately.
    Michael, His buddies all went to jail, but he managed to claim the "fifth" again and again and got of the hook. The message is if you got stolen money enough you can "buy" expensive lawyers
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Florida is another state that astounds me. When one asks why the good residents of Florida re-elected Rick Scott, the answer is money. Rick Scott ran a zillion ads in the last few weeks with misinformation. And it worked. He got re-elected. None of those "bad things" about the governor mattered. Voters have a short attention span.

    Regarding the federal government, if Ted Cruz orchestrates a government shutdown to force defunding of Planned Parenthood, and it doesn't work, Republicans will not pay a price as many pundits think. What only matters is what happens in October 2016 and early November 2016. What happens in October 2015 won't affect what the voters care about a year later. The past will soon be forgotten. People will vote with their tribes as they always do. Negative TV ads in the last few weeks before the election will saturate the media. The ads will not be intellectual. They will be hard hitting and designed to get out the base...to make the angry voters even more angry so they'll vote. They vote their emotions.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Scott is a billionaire. You can't become a billionaire without distorting your worth. When a person becomes worth more than millions then he may distort his value.