In today’s paper I was reading about the emergency funding that was needed to keep the courts in Florida operating and staffed.
I had to chuckle at the quote attributed to Governor Queeg “I got surprised by the court’s budget shortfall,” said our fearless leader. For a guy that ran his campaign on the “I am a businessman and will run the state like a CEO,” he sure sounds to me like he wasn’t on top of the ball on this one. If he runs the state like he ran his company….oh wait, guess he doesn’t remember how well his company Columbia/HCA was run when they settled this little matter of errouneous Medicare billing for 14 counts of fraud to the tune of $1.7 billion…..oops.
Maybe it was all the time he spent closing the pill mill database or the pill mill task force or the bullet train in central Florida, maybe that stuff was more important than keeping the courts open with staff and judges…..yes, I think courts need judges to handle things.
I will also lay blame for this at the feet of the Florida voters who actually voted for this guy. Shame on all of you! I do not believe I have ever seen a governor of Florida who incurred the wrath of so many people in such a short time after his election.
And the tea party ignoramuses who voted this genius in office? Well, he is cutting 1700 jobs in the corrections department, so it might take a little longer to go visit cousin Jethro in the state lockup there, sweetie.
And he wants to cut a total of 8700 jobs in government. And he ran on a get more jobs platform? Somebody wake me up, I expect Rod Serling to pop out of a corner anytime and say “Submitted for your approval, a man will run for office who had no experience in politics, ran his company so well that they were fined by the federal government, and spent $70 million dollars of his own money to get elected. He will be vague about his programs until after the election and he will cut education, cops, and entitlement programs within a few months of being elected and he will win this election.” Would you vote for this guy? Apparently so. The Twilight Zone has nothing on Florida politics.
While mentioning Florida politics, I want to warn you that very soon I will be mentioning what is probably the weirdest town in Florida for politics — Lake Worth, I would have to compare it to Alice in Wonderland on peyote and steroids. Too bad Hunter S. Thompson went to that big watering hole in the sky, he would be perfect to cover that little town that makes Twin Peaks look like Mayberry R.F.D.