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Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« on: June 24, 2015, 07:10:01 AM »
Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List



Florida Governor Rick Scott has cut a record total of $461 million from the $78.7 billion state budget, rejecting dozens of projects, including those he has supported in previous years. However, Jacksonville wasn't the only city hit hard. Here's Scott's full veto list!

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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 07:39:42 AM »
Wow this looks like the same link I posted on (Rick Scott Screws Northeast Florida) so Metro can you find the list people did get money from the not so great Rick Scott?
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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 04:18:17 PM »
How much did Scott review and study each of these items?  How would he know what their impact to the state would be.  How would he know if it was something that was vetted, and presented?

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 04:26:16 PM »
He didn't review them at all. He got VETO happy an went to town.
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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 09:07:48 PM »
Lovely guy. Let's cut more taxes and we can double this list.

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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2015, 12:04:24 AM »
This list doesn't even show all of the individual cuts he made. For example, FSU requested $36.1 million to help finance a new Environmental, Oceanic, and Atmospheric Sciences building. They got $5 million even though the legislature approved the entire amount. Might as well count that as a veto. It was a major need to remove those groups out of aging cramped buildings, and now it will have to be delayed.
I am disappointed with how much he talked about helping build and fund education for the state during his campaign, then he goes and cuts just about every major university project that requested money. Very few projects made it through, and who knows how on earth he decided those were important enough to make it into the final budget.

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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2015, 08:20:59 AM »
He simply does not care.  It is all about power and control. 

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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2015, 08:24:33 AM »
Lets not forget Rick Scott would rather students at Colleges & Universities  (Florida's unpopular tea party governor, Rick Scott, wants more of the state's youths to pick up college degrees... but only if the degrees are useful to corporations and don't teach students to question social norms. "You know what? They need to get education in areas where they can get jobs," Scott told a right-wing radio host Monday morning. He continued:

    "You know, we don't need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It's a great degree if people want to get it, but we don't need them here. I want to spend our dollars giving people science, technology, engineering, math degrees. That's what our kids need to focus all their time and attention on. Those type of degrees. So when they get out of school, they can get a job."

It's no idle sound bite. The governor, an ex-corporate CEO with a checkered business past, is pushing a plan that would all but kill liberal arts and social sciences at the Sunshine State's public universities—and he's got support from the Legislature's psychology-hatin' GOP majority. He explained the strategy Monday in a separate interview with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

    Scott said Monday that he hopes to shift more funding to science, technology, engineering and math departments, the so-called "STEM" disciplines. The big losers: Programs like psychology and anthropology and potentially schools like New College in Sarasota that emphasize a liberal arts curriculum.

    "If I'm going to take money from a citizen to put into education then I’m going to take that money to create jobs," Scott said. "So I want that money to go to degrees where people can get jobs in this state."

    "Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? I don't think so.") http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/rick-scott-liberal-arts-majors-drop-dead-anthropology Maybe this is why FSU didn't get the whole 36.1 million it asked for? I bet John Thrasher was pissed! :o
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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2015, 09:04:57 AM »
Why was it we put this Idiot in office not just the first term, but we gave him a second term?
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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2015, 09:08:33 AM »
STEM jobs are a great idea, until outsourced off shore for cheaper labor.

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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2015, 12:40:32 PM »
Quote from The Choose 1: " Why was it we put this Idiot in office not just the first term, but we gave him a second term?"

Because he's a billionaire, dude. He is apparently not that smart, or a gifted speaker, or an astute politician. He won the election the first time by spending $75 million of his own money. The second time because Charlie Christ could not get the South Florida Democrats out in force.

Fun reading here: http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/mar/03/florida-democratic-party/rick-scott-rick-scott-oversaw-largest-medicare-fra/

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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2015, 07:38:25 AM »
Quote from The Choose 1: " Why was it we put this Idiot in office not just the first term, but we gave him a second term?"

Because he's a billionaire, dude. He is apparently not that smart, or a gifted speaker, or an astute politician. He won the election the first time by spending $75 million of his own money. The second time because Charlie Christ could not get the South Florida Democrats out in force.

Fun reading here: http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/mar/03/florida-democratic-party/rick-scott-rick-scott-oversaw-largest-medicare-fra/
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Re: Rick Scott's 2015 Full Veto List
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2015, 01:28:52 AM »
Quote from The Choose 1: " Why was it we put this Idiot in office not just the first term, but we gave him a second term?"

Because he's a billionaire, dude. He is apparently not that smart, or a gifted speaker, or an astute politician. He won the election the first time by spending $75 million of his own money. The second time because Charlie Christ could not get the South Florida Democrats out in force.

Fun reading here: http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/mar/03/florida-democratic-party/rick-scott-rick-scott-oversaw-largest-medicare-fra/
This is why Donald Trump & Mitt Money should never be President of the United States of America. Just because you may be a good business man and have SCREWED so many people along the way to make your money. Doesn't mean you would be a good or great President to me in my opinion.  8)

I can think of one pure businessman who would possibly make a great president, but he has no political ambitions. Alan Mullaly, formerly of Boeing and Ford and now retired.  A great critical thinker, known for listening to his subordinates, but not afraid to make the big decisions. Has great strategic vision, but acts tactically. Unfortunately, being a president requires skills in other areas.