“Florida is open for business.” – So says the soon to be Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, who was “never charged with Medicare fraud.”
Well, by now everyone knows now who the winners in yesterday’s state elections were. The state was bought and sold for $73 million, and that’s just for the Governor’s office. (More on the rest later.)
Who were the losers? The people of Florida.
People who voted for “something new” against their own best interests hoping for a better outcome is just the beginning. If you thought things were bad before, a rude awakening awaits you.
To top it off, one of the things that truly good things we won in Florida yesterday sadly is about to be taken away as well. You see, it’s not nearly enough that the Republicans control the state of Florida once again, it never is. And it never will be:
Two members of Congress are challenging a new amendment that sets rules for drawing congressional districts in Florida, less than 24 hours after it was approved by voters.
U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown and Mario Diaz-Balart filed a lawsuit challenging Amendment 6 Wednesday in federal court in Miami. The lawsuit asks that the amendment be declared invalid and stopped from being enforced…..
….”I can’t imagine how this can be anything other than more effort by politicians to try and have districts drawn with no rules,” said Ellen Freidin, campaign chairwoman of FairDistrictsFlorida.org, the group leading the push for the amendments. “There is not even a redistricting plan proposed, yet, much less drawn. The idea that there could be a lawsuit is kind of strange to me.”…..
Amendment 7, which would have thwarted the will of the voters, was thrown off the ballot in July, because the judge found it misleading to the voters.