We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen. Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. But approach the President, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?
So get this. THE Ronald Reagan was a fan of PROGRESSIVE taxation. And there’s video to prove it. And it’s basically the same as what Obama argues every day.
This is a good question! Conservative fans of Ronald Reagan should refresh their memory…
This time four years ago Rick Scott was a stranger to Floridians. Then he spent $73 million on his first political campaign and rode an angry voter wave to the Governor’s Mansion. For Florida, this has been a hostile takeover by the former CEO of the nation’s largest hospital chain. In three years Scott has done more harm than any modern governor, from voting rights to privacy rights, public schools to higher education, environmental protection to health care. One more legislative session and a $100 million re-election campaign will not undo the damage.
This is the tin man as governor, a chief executive who shows no heartfelt connection to the state, appreciation for its values or compassion for its residents.
In Scott’s Florida, it is harder for citizens to vote and for the jobless to collect unemployment. It is easier for renters to be evicted and for borrowers to be charged high interest rates on short-term loans. It is harder for patients to win claims against doctors who hurt them and for consumers to get fair treatment from car dealers who deceive them. It is easier for businesses to avoid paying taxes, building roads and repairing environmental damage.
We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated.
We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.
"The Republican leader of one of Florida’s most populous urban centers was asked this week why his party was faring so poorly among voters in the area. His answer was that government-loving "semi-socialist" Puerto Ricans are moving in and changing things for the worse."
Told you so? It’s a vicious cycle of a culture of intolerance in the Republican Party. Many things can be said and argued about this line of thought, but what it all boils down to is: if you’re Puerto Rican, Hispanic, or anything different than their concept of the norm, you are not welcome in the Republican Party. Some of this intolerance has even given birth to policy in Florida such as drug testing for welfare recipients and eliminating Hispanic from voter rolls. These and others are all based on hatred and discrimination, not legitimate governmental concerns.
I’m pleased to have stood against it.