Rick Scott Is Changing His Mind About Things, Part I: Health-Care Overhaul
At first Rick Scott was all, NO HEALTH CARE FOR OUR STATE, EVAR!
And then everyone started to hate him because they realized he's a beady-eyed pustule with dumb GOPer agendas and an affinity to eat people's souls (allegedly!).
But now, all of a sudden as if by magic and wonderment, Scott is changing his mind about the very things that could and would potentially wreck his hopes for reelection.
On Wednesday, in one fell swoop, Scott announced that he's dropped his opposition to Obama's health-care plan for the state (after he insisted that Obamacare would destroy business and enslave the children).
What a hero!
Rick Scott said things to the AP yesterday. Among them: "I don't think anyone involved in trying to improve health care should say 'No, no, no.' Let's have a conversation."
The fuck outta here with that, Rick-o.
Literally one week ago, Scott said this: "No one has been able to show me that that health-care exchange is going to do anything rather than raise taxes, raise the cost of our companies to do business."
He's also said: "Look, government health-care programs everywhere in the world do three things. They promise you the world. They say, oh we're going to cover everything. Then what they do is they run out of money and they underpay hospitals, doctors, and guess what happens? They don't want to take care of you. There's fewer of them, just like what's happened in England, Canada, places like that."
Which is not only ridiculous but patently false. And dumb.
And then the election happened, and people fought through the butt-pain of waiting in line for half a day to vote -- a butt-pain perpetrated by Scott, no less -- and went ahead and voted anyway. And when they got to the booth, they essentially told Scott to stuff his health-care opposition into his asshole.
The crap officially hit the fan for Scott at that point.
"Florida's Scott Suffers Defeat Without Being on Ballot" read one Bloomberg headline. (ATTENTION: GIANT HUGE VERY BIG PICTURE OF RICK SCOTT'S FACE IN THAT LINK. CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED)
And, just like that, Poof! Rick Scott is now open to a health-care overhaul, and he suddenly loves poor people and wants to kiss your babies and marry your puppies.
What a crock.
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