Ultra-Rightwing U.S. Fla. Rep. Allen ...

Ultra-Rightwing U.S. Fla. Rep. Allen West Wants Hand Recount After Losing Against Pro-Gay Dem.

There are 10 comments on the EDGE story from Nov 8, 2012, titled Ultra-Rightwing U.S. Fla. Rep. Allen West Wants Hand Recount After Losing Against Pro-Gay Dem.. In it, EDGE reports that:

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West managed to make a lot of enemies during his two years as a freshman in Congress, among them LGBT groups.

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Since: Jan 08

Rayong, Thailand

#1 Nov 8, 2012
Just goes to show you that even with 5 times the campaign chest Allen still couldn't fool enough people even some of the time to retain his seat. Good riddance!

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#2 Nov 9, 2012
I have seen people with no class Allen West has -10 on a scale of 1-10
America has had it with those teabaggers even republicans had it with those teabaggers look closely Mr Scott you're getting the pink slip next election too
conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#3 Nov 9, 2012
Good riddance to this clownshow character.

Here is some of his 'important' work:

Sponsored H.Res. 205: Congratulating the Town of Palm Beach and its citizens on its 100th year.

Sponsored H.Res. 800: Expressing support for designation of November 2012 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.

Sponsored H.Res. 565: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Palm City Community in Martin County, Florida.

Cya burrhead.

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#4 Nov 10, 2012
You guys do know about his plea bargain?

it seems that if your republican committed a crime you can be elected in Florida,

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Since: Sep 09

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#5 Nov 10, 2012
disaster in the making wrote:
I have seen people with no class Allen West has -10 on a scale of 1-10
America has had it with those teabaggers even republicans had it with those teabaggers look closely Mr Scott you're getting the pink slip next election too
As you know Rick Scott was the CEO of a private health care corporation which paid the highest medicaire fraud fine in USA history.

He than gave himself a golden parachute of $300 million dollars and left the company after he destroyed it, much like he has done to Florida.

This is why he is against any health care which is not private because he and his friends want to make money off the state.

His mini gargoyle, mini Rick Santorum (Marco Rubio) who has the same exact policies as Rick Santorum is as self serving and twice the con artist.

They are a result of what happens when younger Democrats in massive numbers ignore a state election which seems to be the norm in Florida.

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Since: Sep 09

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#6 Nov 10, 2012
Dubya wrote:
Just goes to show you that even with 5 times the campaign chest Allen still couldn't fool enough people even some of the time to retain his seat. Good riddance!
The amount of money that Tea party and Christian conservative groups poured in these tight elections was insane.

Any candidate that is anti-choice and anti-equality regardless of what crimes they have engaged in the past or continue to engage in gets the Florida Christian "family values" support.

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Nov 10, 2012
Jose - in Miami wrote:
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As you know Rick Scott was the CEO of a private health care corporation which paid the highest medicaire fraud fine in USA history.
He than gave himself a golden parachute of $300 million dollars and left the company after he destroyed it, much like he has done to Florida.
This is why he is against any health care which is not private because he and his friends want to make money off the state.
His mini gargoyle, mini Rick Santorum (Marco Rubio) who has the same exact policies as Rick Santorum is as self serving and twice the con artist.
They are a result of what happens when younger Democrats in massive numbers ignore a state election which seems to be the norm in Florida.
I'm sure that you know that Rick Scott was not with the corporation when the infractions occured, right? You wouldn't be trying to fool weaker minded individuals with you obfuscation, would you?

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Since: Sep 09

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#9 Nov 10, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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I'm sure that you know that Rick Scott was not with the corporation when the infractions occured, right? You wouldn't be trying to fool weaker minded individuals with you obfuscation, would you?
Nice try but my name is not "Tea party" voter.

"Whistleblowers Say Rick Scott Knew About Medicare Fraud"

Two whistleblowers say the new front-runner in the Republican race for governor is lying when he says he did not know about fraud in his former company, the Columbia/HCA hospital chain.

In July 1997, FBI agents raided Columbia/HCA accounting offices in seven states, including Florida. Within days, Columbias board of directors ousted Scott, but gave him a nearly $10 million severance package, including stock shares worth $300 million and a $1 million a year consulting contract.

The company wound up paying more than $1.7 billion for defrauding the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Scott says he didnt know about his companys fraudulent billing practices and if he had, hed have fired those responsible.

But company whistleblower John Schilling of Naples says Scott must be lying.

Hes pulling the wool over your eyes if he says that he wasnt aware of this and he would have fired anybody if he would have been aware of it. I think its a bunch of malarkey, Schilling said.

Schilling worked for Columbia as a Medicare reimbursement supervisor in Fort Myers. His whistleblower case, along with others, helped put an end to the fraud and hold the company accountable.

Schilling first discovered the companys fraudulent billing practices in 1993 after a call from a Medicare auditor about a cost reporting issue with Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

http://www.wusf.usf.edu/news/2010/06/18/whist...
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"Florida elects Rick Scott who admitted to 14 counts of Medicare fraud"

Florida voters gave gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott the nod of approval in the November 2, 2010 elections. However, Scott who beat Alex Sink in the Florida Governors race, admitted to 14 counts of Medicare fraud and paid the federal government more than $600 million dollars in fines for his fraudulent billing practices.

http://www.examiner.com/article/florida-elect...

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Since: Sep 09

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#10 Nov 10, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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I'm sure that you know that Rick Scott was not with the corporation when the infractions occured, right? You wouldn't be trying to fool weaker minded individuals with you obfuscation, would you?
"You wouldn't be trying to fool weaker minded individuals with you obfuscation, would you?"

I think you might have me confused with Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck as I deal in reality and facts.

"Scott on health care: Give this man a truth tonic"

Throughout Rick Scott's governorship he has had a tenuous relationship with the truth. It's beyond Stephen Colbert's truthiness. If facts don't serve Scott's purpose, he revises them until they do.

###### Maybe this penchant started as a businessman when he led the Columbia/HCA hospital chain while it engaged in massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud; the company later pleaded guilty to at least 14 corporate felonies. Scott maintains that he didn't know what was going on.#########

Maybe he broke ranks with the truth after invoking his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination 75 times during a deposition that otherwise requires the subject to be honest.

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/scott...
Marriage trafficking

Washington, DC

#11 Apr 30, 2016
Florida abandons another Rightwing Anarchist

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