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Tony_FLADEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:27 PM
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Gov. Rick Scott to rescind order to cut payments for disability services
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 06:39 PM by Tony_FLADEM
Source: St. Petersburg Times

TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he would rescind his order to cut state payments for disability services after House and Senate leaders agreed to fill a $174 million deficit.

The announcement comes two weeks after Scott informed lawmakers he would invoke emergency powers and cut up to 40 percent the rates charged by group homes and case workers who help the developmentally disabled.

"There are so many parents who can breathe a sigh of relief because they can get the services they need," said Kingsley Ross, an advocate and lobbyist for Sunrise Community, a Miami-based group home operator. "It's fantastic."


Read more: www.tampabay.com/news/health/medicine/gov-rick-scott-to...



Perhaps this is Rick Scott moving to the center. You know not kicking the disabled out of group homes.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:29 PM
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1. I love it when motherfuckers hold the disabled hostage.
Real balls. A real man. Really.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:31 PM
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2. Now I suppose people in Florida think Scott is a good guy...
:shrug: I guess we all get what we deserve in this life..
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:08 PM
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7. No, although if I intended to stay in Florida
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 07:08 PM by HockeyMom
I would quit working for the special needs kids in the school district and go work with disabled adults in non profit agency instead. In hindsight, I would have been better off not turning down those two job offers in favor of the school district.

Well, water under the bridge as they say. Now, I just want OUT of this state.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:38 PM
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3. this proves that even reptiles respond to political pressure.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:37 PM
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15. I dunno
Reading the article, and being totally unfamiliar with Florida, it sounded more like he got what he wanted
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Nossida Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:41 PM
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4. Is Sanctamoanium running for President?
Oh shit, he is isn't he?

This one so predictable, what can a bloke say?
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:53 PM
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5. Am sure the damage was done elsewhere. That was low of him.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:00 PM
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6. Ninth ring of hell for this ass hole...
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tech9413 Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:18 PM
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8. Just a little "greenwashing" for positive PR
He knows that all things considered the cost will be minimal, but the political gain might be worth two or three times the cost. When your only goal is power and gain you make the play that has the best chances of working for you. Scott is the sort that has no real ideology or philosophy, it's just what will do the best for me.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:51 PM
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9. I said FUCK YOU when he first stated his intentions...I say FUCK YOU now
for even threatening to use the handicapped as hostages. Youre a fucking piece of stray dog shit Scott.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:53 PM
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13. +1000
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:57 PM
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10. As a disabled person residing in Florida, I'm relieved. n/t
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:26 PM
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14. You had a lot of support from all around the country :0)
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:00 PM
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11. That's how you do that
get everybody upset and then come back and say "Never mind!"

And people say "It's fantastic."

What a swell guy.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:46 PM
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12. Haven't heard a lot about this since it happened. What kind of pressure
was he getting?
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