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Jim Morin

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    We have Bob McDonnell in VA. I feel for Florida. Its hard for a state when the Gov. is more interested in the special interests and donors that helped them achieve office than they do for their people, especially the people for which the Constitutions, state and national, were written… the ones who need the most protections.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. sanc8131

    sanc8131 said, over 1 year ago

    Specifically, what has Scott done while in office to merit an “F”?

  3. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    Bennett resigned after it was discovered his advocacy of charter schools, while Secretary of Education in Indiana, included altering scoring systems to improve the failing school of a major political donor. This advocacy was part of his drive to dismantle public schools while allowing the free market to cash in on what has become a lucrative flow of income. Follow the money and stuff it in your pockets is the mantra of many public spirited folks.

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Gov. Lex Luthor strikes again!

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, change it to F minus minus minus.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @sanc8131

    How about these things?

    Unemployment down 4% since December 2010 with 333,000 jobs created so far

    Stared down huge budget deficits and balanced his first two state budgets without raising taxes

    despite budget shortfalls, provided over $2 billion in funding for education

    Raised education standards while committing to finding new testing solution

    Making Florida MORE Affordable by Reducing Property Taxes by over $200 Million and Putting the Brakes on Auto Insurance Rates

    Led and won the fight to ensure that non-citizens do not vote illegally in our elections

    Created a $24 Billion Trade Surplus.

    Terrible man huh.

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    @sanc8131

    Thanks for that comedy interlude, Bruce. And now for a reality check:

    Rick Scott Cost Florida Taxpayers $1 Million In Legal Fees, Report

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    Are you a Floridian? Just want to know…

    OK … so let’s compare since YOU seem to want to do that.

    The article you cite says that the governor is in court because he wants to “random drug test” state workers.

    Why you may ask? There is precedent after all. Read this.

    http://workrights.us/?products=public-employee-drug-testing-a-legal-guide

    So according to the courts it’s ok for some to be denied their constitutional rights but not in this case. (see the following)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-usa-florida-drugtesting-idUSBRE94S1EV20130529

    So, yes, if the state wants to drug test then they will have to go to court to do so…thanks to the constitution, unions and ACLU. I think it is money well spent to establish precedent.

    And polls of Florida voters show they support drug testing.

    But that isn’t really a comparison of money.

    Balanced budgets, 2 BILLION for education 200 million saved in property taxes 4% drop in unemployment….. yep he’s cost us a bunch because he has to answer to a union and the aclu who do not want to give up taking their drugs. Not true? Well why else would you care if you got randomly tested?

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    If you don’t follow the news, you won’t get these cartoons. In which case, better to keep your mouth shut than to reinforce the meme of “conservatives are clueless idiots.”

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Unemployment down 4% since December 2010 with 333,000 jobs created so far”


    The number is actually 254,600. Last year he created 54,900. Compare this to a state like New York which created 110,500 jobs last year and his job growth is slower by comparison (in other words it ain’t fast enough).


    “Stared down huge budget deficits and balanced his first two state budgets without raising taxes”


    That’s because he took some of that stimulus money after vowing that Florida was going to reject the funds. Then he cut funding to public education, enviornmental projects, children and special needs services. Though to his credit he still had enough left over to send a few tax cuts to his corporate buddies (not that you’ll be seeing any of that money or me for that matter).


    “despite budget shortfalls, provided over $2 billion in funding for education”


    Right after cutting $1.5 billion from education from the get go. $2 billion – $1.5 billion = 500 million towards education, most of which came from Federal Funds like the Obama’s stimulus.


    “Raised education standards while committing to finding new testing solution”


    He didn’t raise standards. The failing schools all shut down (which is what he wanted) and the students ended up going to charter schools, which btw aren’t subjected to the standards that publics schools face on a daily basis.


    “Making Florida MORE Affordable by Reducing Property Taxes by over $200 Million and Putting the Brakes on Auto Insurance Rates


    How is that even possible? According to the Florida Constitution (yeah, we have one) the power to regulate property taxes belongs to the local gubbermints. If he really does regulate property taxes then why did it become more expensive to own a home in Miami (my in-laws own a home there). As far as auto insurance goes the only thing he put the brakes on was how much the insurances pay you for a claim. Its $10,000 for an emergency claim (which his law does not go into detail explaining) and $2,500 for non emergency care. Also you have 14 days to file a claim or you won’t get paid. In 2008 a 25 year old male’s insurance premium was $392 in Tampa (your neck of the woods). Today its about $1,176. What savings are you talking about?


    ”Led and won the fight to ensure that non-citizens do not vote illegally in our elections.“


    And when did we have voter fraud in Florida? When I did a Google search it was in the 1980’s or so (way before Scott). We had election fraud in 2000 but that’s a different story.


    ”Created a $24 Billion Trade Surplus."


    We’ve been having a trade surplus for 16 years straight. How is this Scott’s doing?


    Any other talking points you want to rip off the Rick Scott website?

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    glad to see you still do your homework

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    i haven’t read any other comments, but your question about “why else would you care if you got randomly got tested” Has something to do with unreasonable searches seizures.
    They don’t have a constitutional leg to stand on.
    Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty? That worked rather well !

  13. lbalch

    lbalch said, over 1 year ago

    I know Floridians think the 2od is the only amendment, but there is a 4th.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Wabbit

    OH don’t be misled. I agree that random drug tests are invasive.

    I spent over 30 years in an industry that required I obtain and hold a CDL in order to qualify for positions that did not entail driving period much less driving a truck. To obtain and hold that license one must agree to be drug tested randomly. The supreme courts agree that some positions/jobs such that drugs/alcohol abuse can be detrimental to “public safety”.

    But then, I was not forced to apply for nor accept those positions.

    Shouldn’t a person paid with tax funds be willing to remain in control of his/her faculties while engaged in “public service”?

    Still, a good supervisor can observe and ascertain if or when a subordinate is “under the influence” so as to be unable to perform the required tasks. But THEN you are going to charge that supervisor with “profiling”.

    So I suppose we must accept that the guys using the asphalt rig of inspecting the bridge for faults may be stoned out of his mind and may miss that rusted span…….

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