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More 'accomplishments' by Gov. Rick Scott

September 17, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

Rick Scott has touted himself as an experienced businessman. What he won't talk about is the fact that his "business" record includes being CEO of the world's largest hospital chain, which, on his watch, was charged with the biggest Medicare fraud case in history.

When he was in office for exactly two months, he rejected over $2 billion in federal funding for a high speed rail project from Tampa to Orlando that promised to generate millions of revenue for the state. Twenty-six Florida senators voted for the project that had been in the works for years.

Just weeks before the country's last presidential election, Scott cut the amount of early voting days from 14 to 8 days. He also "redistricted" the state's voting districts and cut the budget for our local election supervisors to obtain or repair vote tally machines. Working folks and elderly alike stood in lines for 8+ hours. Chaos ensued in Florida's election system once again. But don't worry, Scott announced in May of this year that he will be returning the original voting process, just in time for the upcoming gubernatorial election.

And as for the Lake O water releases, he visited the east coast where only 25 percent of the water is dumped. When he finally did manage to break away from campaigning, gator hunting for dollars, etc., long enough to visit businesses and the eco system devastated on our coast, he didn't. He went to Starbucks coffee shop in Fort Myers.

Lee Ann Shallow

St. James City



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