I'm back up with my sectionals -- like the Rant and the Tampa Rail Express Links below. For today's rant, you might as well read my intro to the brand new "Florida In Crisis" section right below.
Florida in Crisis.
Your Daily Look at Government Saboteur Rick Scott.
As long as Rick Scott remains Florida's Governor I will maintain this section to spotlight his activities and repercussions. I do this for the very simple reason that Rick Scott's "model of ascension", duping constituents and spending money, is wrong and leads to terrible government leaders. And, I do it more so perhaps, because I understand what Rick Scott plans to do next. I understand his strategy and I understand his next moves against the citizens of Florida. I understand what they are and why he will execute them.
Why do I feel so strongly?
Rick Scott hates government. And, he not only hates it, he's just as hated by the people who fell for him and put him dead smack in the center of its power! Understand that. Now, add this to the mix: He isn't going to win the next election. There's no second term for Rick Scott. Whether he miraculously pulls success out of a hat, or, if he brings the state crashing into misery. It doesn't matter. He and what's remaining of his administration are widely viewed as vile. A good economy with a Rick Scott at the helm is too disgusting to appreciate. A bad economy that's even worse than when he started is even more disgusting. It's unacceptable either way and in the next election he's outta there.
What really makes the situation toxic and dangerous, however, isn't that you and I know this. Rather, it's that he and his team know it. And because they know it, Rick Scott and his legion, people who restlessly spend time leaping piecemeal through an array of ever-dwindling Tea Party islands in a "love-me" thirst to find smilers and huggers in which to stage their various policy announcements among, understand that their killing time is limited. Three years is not enough time to turn Florida government into their Somalian free-market paradise via any legitimate practice of acceptance. The strategy, then, is much darker and much more dire for Florida. You can bet that Rick Scott and his team are now focused solely on destruction and sabotage. They will calculate that the best use of their time is to frustrate, hinder, break, destroy, and terminate all democratically run functionaries possible -- and they don't have to care what Republicans or Democrats think about it.
That will be Rick Scott's agenda. Kill Florida. Kill government. Kill
democracy. Kill it all so that private enterprise can rule the day and
people as a resource can be stretched as far as the quality of their
genetics allow them.
If you're like most people you probably assume that Rick Scott will go down in some sort of corruption scandal. You shrug off that you're in this for the long haul because something involving high finance shenanigans or maybe something a bit more low-brow like a mob-style contract hit he's put out will be uncovered and thus trim his tenure to an uncomfortable yet tolerable stint. Or, you think that the pressure of all the sort of criticism like mine will prompt him to step down in tears or out of the goodness in his heart to improve Florida's opportunities. Whatever your psychological defense against the morbid dread of three actual years under Scott, you can pretty much bet it's hollowed reassurance. Whatever Rick Scott might be doing nefariously, or has done, isn't being released by anyone just yet. And in any event, the potential for dark politics aside, he's somewhat crafty -- even the feds couldn't clip him personally in charges it otherwise levied against the very organization he ran in the 90s. As for simply doing the right thing, well, once a cancer is "in" it spreads. It kills. Scott is too much a maniacal ideologue to relent over questions of morality or justice. To him government is evil and this is his time to eliminate it wherever he can.
That's why this section at Tampa Rail is needed and that is exactly why I will maintain it today and tomorrow and every single day this threat and the threat of his expansion by non-organic means, exists.
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