Many people have their eyes on Florida’s gubernatorial race in which has candidates (D) Alex Sink and (R) Rick Scott squaring off in a mud-slinging, knock-down slugfest. Both who have skeletons to hide, posting their views on what they feel is best for Floridians. The concerns of many are…”who can we trust?”
One one hand you have the state’s current Chief Financial Officer (D) Alex sink, former Bank of America president of Florida Operations, Wake Forest Math scholar and treasurer on the board of trustees for the State Board of Administration (SBA) accused of mismanaging funds which oversees pension funds for 1 million current and retired Florida teachers, public employees, and their families. It also invests money for 800 school districts and state and local government entities. The SBA also manages the lottery, the hurricane disaster fund, and other funds.
The SBA lost approximately one-third of the fund ($61.4 billion) between July 2008 and January 2009. A November 2007 audit revealed that the SBA had $2.2 billion in securities leaving (D) Alex Sink labeled a “failed fiscal watchdog” says (R) Rick Scott, who has his own scandalous history.
(R) Rick Scott, a former Texas lawyer, president of a company called Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) found guilty in the court of law of Medicare fraud. Charges of falsifying diagnostic codes to increase reimbursements from Medicare and other government programs, and billing the government for unnecessary lab tests. Scott was never charged, however in court he pleaded the 5th amendment over 75 times side-stepping direct questions in his involvment and/or knowledge of systematic fraudulent activity.
HCA reached a plea agreement with the U.S. government and avoided criminal charges against the company in turn to pay $95 million in fines, reimburse the govt over $630 with interest, $18 million to state Medicaid agencies, $250 million of outstanding Medicare claims. All in all, the company ended up settling for a record $1.7 billion after all the fines, reimbursements and whistle-blower civil suits.
Preview of Florida’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stands on Solid Ground – Page 2Alex Sink better whip Rick Scott’s butt! No, I didn’t fall and hit my head-but I did read the transcripts from their 2nd debate. Although Sink has backed many of President Obama’s failed policies, many in Florida are willing to deal with the political “routine lies” we’ve come to expect from our leadership. But to allow someone like (R) Rick Scott into office would be a terrible mistake and an injustice to the people of Florida. Many feel (R) Rick Scott shouldn’t even be on the ticket.
Floridians have to choose one of two evils, (D) Alex Sink “clearly” is the lesser evil of the two candidates.
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