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Forum Post: Gov. Scott Lies 'n' Begs

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 10, 2013, 10:12 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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We know he can lie through his teeth, but this is more than a bit over the top.

"Republican Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) overinflated the numbers for how much the Affordable Care Act’s expanded Medicaid program will cost by an incredible 2,500%, all to avoid a Democratic idea that conservatives seem to literally be willing to oppose to the death (not theirs, of course, but everyone else’s)."

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/09/florida-gov-rick-scott-claims-obamacare-medicaid-25-times-more-expensive-than-it-is/

Most of us know all about the "tangled webs" lies weave, but for Gov. Scott he's now in the position of begging, because his "corporate constituency" has realized that his lies will cost "them" money.

"Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was in Washington, DC on Monday to make a deal. Florida, along with a handful of other Republican-run states, is still trying to wage war against Obamacare by refusing to take the generous expansion of Medicaid provided for in the new law. The expansion would provide government insurance to around a million poor and lower-middle-class Floridians, and the federal government has promised to foot almost all of the bill.

Last June, after the Supreme Court decision making the Medicaid expansion optional for the states, Scott said he won't take the money. But when Florida hospitals realized Scott's decision could cost them about $650 million a year in other federal payments, they started lobbying furiously to get him to change his mind. So now, after two years suing, demonizing and otherwise attacking President Barack Obama and the Democrats' health care bill, Scott wants to negotiate. He came to Washington saying that he'd like to "work with the administration to reduce the cost of health care." But that doesn't mean he's changed his mind."

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/01/florida-gov-rick-scott-wants-favor-obama

Tangled web indeed, and this guy want's in on article V!

You wanna let him?

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[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

How will Scott react when they decide to give their "spiritual message" at the next school homecoming?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

That ought to be a hoot.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

He wants article V convention because his employers want it koch-alec ***. Anyone know what AVERAGE FL voters think of this pos ?

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

The forum members from Florida, don't say much at all..............:(

They never did, so we may never know.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

One of the links to the articles is down and the cached copy is what I found. I want to post it here: But Michael Anway, Scott’s new coordinator for health policy and budget, sent an e-mail Friday to the others saying he will submit the original estimates as an “alternative forecast” when the revised AHCA report comes before the next budget estimating conference.

Anway said he doesn’t believe the federal funds will come through. “The federal government has a $16 trillion national debt, must borrow 46 cents of every dollar it spends, and in 2011 had its credit rating downgraded for the first time in history,” he wrote in explanation.

Anway joined Scott’s staff in early December after working for members of Congress, then for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA. The Center for Responsive Politics' web site Open Secrets.org names Anway on its list of people in the “Revolving Door,” who go from the government to industry lobbyist and back.

The AHCA cost estimates sent out in December came from the staff of Tom Wallace, Medicaid finance chief, the e-mails showed. The estimates immediately raised eyebrows because they had tripled since August.

AHCA spokeswoman Michelle Dahnke said the estimates were updated after rules for the Affordable Care Act were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

However, a closer look at the assumptions on which the calculations were based showed that the estimates zoomed mainly because AHCA decided not to count the increase in federal funds included in the Affordable Care Act.

The Act says the federal government will pay the lion’s share of the cost for new Medicaid eligibles if a state agrees to expand its program – a decision the Supreme Court left up to the states. The federal contribution for the new eligibles would be 100 percent between 2014 and 2016, then would taper after that to 90 percent by 2020 and stay there.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/e-mail-trail-scott-knows-his-medicaid-estimates-are-wrong

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Scott has a history of lying about the ACA.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/29/2916638/gov-scott-stokes-fears-misleads.html#storylink=misearch

FEAR......isn't that the engine of the (R)epelican'ts these days?

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

"when a republ iclan opens his mouth - lies fall out" - jes

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Yer typo's makin' me laugh!!!

iclan!!

The latest in racist apps for yer iphone/pad.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Pharmaceutical_Research_and_Manufacturers_of_America

Where are the rest of these cats? Anway, Mike

Bermingham, Maya

Burkholder, Randy

Castellani, John J

Davis, Chip

Douglas, Andrea Jean

Filippone, Bob

Fisher, Margaret Lea

Gierer, Gregory

Jewett, Valerie H

Kaplan, Ann

Korn, David

Love, Kimberly

Maranchick, Hallie

Martello, Kendra

Nagle, Brian

Pritchett, Anne

Reilly, Lori

Smith, Richard I

Sulkala, Matt

http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300516407

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

ALEC.

The "wedge issue".

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Draw every one those little "wedge issue" fucks out.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

He gets mad at me and calls me names every time I do that........:)

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Then it must be a sensitive area.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

He has No Honor.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

But he has lots, and lots of money.........:)

Billions he bilked from the tax payers.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Every dog has his day. I believe in the end that "instant Karma's gonna get" him.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

You do realize this is Florida we're talking about?

A State in which Gov. Scott made it a felony to take a photo of "farms"?

It was written by ALEC of course and is meant for only certain "farms".

I repeat.

A FELONY to take a photograph of a farm!!

This DOG is having one hell of a long day.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

You're right. I can't argue with how bad things are, or how long the dogs avoid their days.

Obviously WE must work to hasten their day.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Yep.

Tyranny, one State at a time.

Thank you ALEC.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

WE are gonna defeat them.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

I'm not so sure.

People won't stay focused long enough.

For instance. What became of the arson story on Occupy Sandy?

There was little enough interest when I posted the story.

Now it's not even a memory.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

So true. And I was at that church (& the one in Sunset park.).

But these are small losses. Don't forget thousands of firebombed churchs went unpunished but voting/civil rights progress WAS made.

They will never find the Sandy arsonist, but the Arsonist did nothing to slow that valuable effort at mutual aid.