Wonderland Burlesque’s Turdscooter of the Week: Governor Rick Scott
Turdscooter of the Week:
Governor Rick Scott
I always knew that Rick Scott would eventually shoot himself in the foot… and then turn to the Federal government demanding they pay his medical bills.
Quite frankly, that foot should have been firmly wedged in his mouth (though I can think of another orifice of his I’d like to see a foot up as well).
But enough about my fantasy life…
Let’s take a look at the fantasy Governor Scott is trying to sell the courts of this nation and the citizens of Florida!
After opting out of Obamacare and the expansion of Medicaid (and being very vocal about it) and fighting it tooth and nail by passing numerous laws to make it difficult to impossible to implement any portion of The Affordable Care Act, Rick and Floridians find themselves coming up a little short this year.
You see, there used to be something called LIP (Lower Income Pool) that took care of all the healthcare that hospitals provide to the uninsured. Well, that Federally-funded program is due to go away soon. Rick Scott was well aware of this, yet chose to put together a state budget which pretended that was not the case.
But, it so is the case.
Now, he and Florida are looking at a bit of a short-fall.
And rather than admit he has been a total tool and fiscally irresponsible, Rick the Prick has the nerve to file suit against the Federal Government claiming that by taking away LIP the government is effectively trying to coerce him and the state of Florida into participating in The Affordable Care Act.
Just what kind of reality does Governor Scott live in?
As a Republican, is he saying that it is better to take a Federal Government handout – health care welfare - rather than participate in a program meant to reform the health care system by giving people their own health insurance? And when that Federal welfare goes away… rather than plan for that inevitability, you ignore reality and then turn around and sue?
That is some convoluted thinking there.
Rick Scott is sly as a fox and knows exactly what he is doing: by doing an end around in order to get a court to proclaim The Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
… the man is a total asshat.
So, let’s all unsheathe our feet and point them in the direction of Florida as a means of saluting Wonderland Burlesque’s Turdscooter of the Week: Governor Rick Scott.
That hole in your foot?
That’s all on you, buddy.