Gov. Rick Scott won’t release 2014 tax return or info about his blind trust
By Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org
An investigation last year by FloridaBulldog.org found that the state’s blind trust law has been ineffective in keeping Scott from becoming aware of what’s in his trust. Indeed, on several occasions in the last three years Gov. Scott signed paperwork filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that reported in detail on large stock transactions made by his blind trust. Those transactions brought the governor tens millions of dollars.
The article linked above is all about Rick Scott’s efforts to profit – wildly and secretly – by keeping Florida addicted to climate wrecking, 20th Century power production.
Many Americans know that The Guardian, a UK-based publication, provides more accurate news about the US than US-based publications, and those that read The Guardian more than occasionally are aware of its #KeepItInTheGround activism to end worldwide dependence on filthy fossil fuel power generation.
While activism isn’t normally a function of journalism, desperate times call for desperate measures, and the unfolding climate crisis is a desperate time like no other before it, to which Florida stands to lose a significant portion of its land mass.
Is #KeepItInTheGround working? Yes.
While Florida will benefit indirectly from all successful #KeepItInTheGround efforts, it could benefit directly and spectacularly, employing its citizens in well-paid jobs that circulated money within communities, simply by putting solar on every roof in the Sunshine State – emulating cloudy Germany’s successful efforts – building a house-by-house, business-by-business grid that’s about as hurricane proof as a power grid can get.
Paying less for power keeps money in pockets, which keeps poorly paid people off of government benefits and keeps reasonably paid people buying services as well as durable goods … any Floridian who hates SNAP “entitlements” and Medicaid should love site-by-site solar; any Floridian who sells services or goods should, too.
Rick Scott is out for Rick Scott, and runs Florida exactly the way his ran HCA … nearly everyone gets harmed by his bending and breaking rules to further enrich the already rich. Please sign and share this petition, even if you are unfamiliar with some of the issues it details … those unfamiliar issues only confirm what I claimed earlier: The Guardian does a better job of covering the US than US-based publications.
And if you happen to know to have a couple extra free minutes, please send a newspaper or broadcaster a link to this post. Floridians deserve #KeepItAboveBoard as much as the planet deserves #KeepItInTheGround. Thank you.
Rick Scott fast tracks FL gas pipeline for personal profits
A 267-mile-long natural gas pipeline is coming to Florida despite serious safety problems. Carlos Guillermo Smith sits down with WFTV to discuss Spectra Energy’s decades-long history of accidents and environmental damages on their watch. “The state has turned its back, on our own ability to regulate these industries.”