“Rubio, R-West Miami, called the session productive.” It was 2008, and Florida’s Legislature had just misspent more of Floridians money, with Gov. Crist’s blessings. St. Petersburg Times reporters Alex Leary and Jennifer Liberto titled their May 3rd article about the session, “Legislative sessions ends with “no” show.” One of their comments was, “Crist declared victory, and said he would sign a 6 percent college tuition increase.”
There were live links in my email – below – to Crist, Rubio, Pruitt, Mayfield and Haridopolos:
Reuter’s opening line in the above-linked article was, “Can Florida Taxpayers Afford to Give Away $7 Million A Year?” Of course they couldn’t, and emails like mine do work. Prisons now prepare their own meals, and becoming a double dipper is now more difficult. It’s the old story that evil prevails when good people do nothing.
Evil also prevails when people won’t vote for the best candidate, for any reason they imagine to be valid.
There’s only one Florida Senate candidate who will represent Floridians equally, earnestly and honorably – Kendrick Meek.
From: Susan Chandler
Date: May 7, 2008 10:58:00 AM EDT
To: Governor Charlie Crist <Charlie.Crist@eog.myflorida.com>, Marco Rubio <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ken Pruitt <email@example.com>, Stan Mayfield <Stan.Mayfield@myfloridahouse.gov>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Rubio, R-West Miami, called the session productive.
Nothing, of course, was done about Florida’s double and triple dippers. The “clean hands” exoneration compensation bill illogically ignores the fact that having a prior arrest exponentially increases the risks for being falsely accused. Aramark was undeservedly awarded another contract for prison meals. Through your machinations, taxpayers were made to subsidize FPL to help them generate incomes only they will benefit from. You, Mr. Haridopolos, kept your unearned proceeds for your unfinished “book” and still feel entitled to pay from our troubled college system in excess of your credentials. And the Family First bill will con taxpayers still further into supporting faux Christians. “Productive?” Nah.