Florida governor backs limited Medicaid expansion

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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#24 Feb 21, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Can you explain why you are against smaller government and lower taxes?
OBAMA: Helping rich only thing that 'binds' GOP together.
..funny thing to say after spending 10 million dollars in 5 months at golf and ski resorts.
Senate Democrats Protect Corporate Jet Loophole. Oops…..oh Mr. Obamaaaaaaaaaaaa
DUMBOSPAM.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#25 Feb 21, 2013
Gary wrote:
After saying no, no, no, no.....!!!!
He's now saying yes?
My, my, what a turn around.
What happened, did he suddenly grow some
brain cells?
A tea party person with brain cells. What a novelty.
His brain cell count is unchanged. He wants re-election, and is just swimming with the tide.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#26 Feb 21, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Or....Tea Party come's to their senses.....
No, that couldn't be.

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#27 Feb 21, 2013
au contraire wrote:
vacations
Calls to several Presidential libraries reveal that President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history.

Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. Calls to several Presidential Libraries reveal that no President can come close to Bush’s 1,020 days on vacation in an 8 year period. Even Lyndon Johnson, who spent 484 days at his ranch in Texas and at Camp David during his presidency, came in under Bush’s vacation time. Some claim the cost of Bush’s frequent trips to Crawford, Texas cost taxpayers upwards of $20 million, but the numbers are hard to confirm.

A recession started in 2001 as Bush took office after 22 million jobs were created during the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 2000. Bush began wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and presided over the loss of 4 million jobs. The debt when Bush left office was $10.6 trillion. In 2005, the Washington Post noted President Bush’s frequent vacations in a piece titled Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record as Bush took the longest single vacation — 5 weeks — of any President in 36 years.

President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.

Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.

When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House — close to 3 years. At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedy’s total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.

President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never “out of touch” with work.

Calls to the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries reveal that those Presidents were not on vacation for more than 1,020 days. Eisenhower was on vacation for 456 days during his 8 years in office. When asked on whether President Herbert Hoover’s vacation days could be over 500 for 4 years a historian at the Hoover Library said,“No chance. Everyone agrees he was a grinder — he was the kind of guy for whom a vacation was rare — his vacation days were less than 50.” Hoover was in office from 1929 to 1933. Frequently Hoover either drove himself on brief trips or was driven by a military attachment or took the train.

President Obama was on vacation for 26 days during his first year in office (2009). Ronald Reagan spent 42 days on vacation during his first year in office (1981). President George H.W. Bush was on vacation less than his son, 40 days, in 1989, his first year in office. President Obama was on vacation less in his first year in office than the previous three Republican Presidents.

No President since Reagan was on vacation less than Bill Clinton. Presidents Clinton and Carter vacationed the least of any of the last seven chief executives.

All Presidents point out that work is being done on vacation. FDR’s Presidential Library included the following note with their information on President Roosevelt’s vacations:“It should be noted that no sitting modern president, including President Roosevelt, can ever take “a vacation.”
Crayz Charlie

Hanoi, Vietnam

#28 Feb 21, 2013
Halito wrote:
Are there any truths self evident?
the fart cat nee better viagras for diets!! ;-00h, the chihuahua drinkin less water;-000
Crayz Charlie

Hanoi, Vietnam

#29 Feb 21, 2013
Halito wrote:
Fart on.....
waiting for 797 Airfart One!! ;-000
Crayz Charlie

Hanoi, Vietnam

#30 Feb 21, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>We know. Just like Obama doesn't care about blowing 10 million on vacations in 5 months, then blame the debt on others.
Obamacare his vacation onlee oh, and sport!! ;-000h, he wil pick the March madnet NCAA play off!! ;-00
Pills Clinton

Hanoi, Vietnam

#31 Feb 21, 2013
Halito wrote:
Fart on.....
need special med for yo perfurm?!! ;-000

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#32 Feb 21, 2013
Gary wrote:
After saying no, no, no, no.....!!!!
He's now saying yes?
My, my, what a turn around.
What happened, did he suddenly grow some
brain cells?
A tea party person with brain cells. What a novelty.
No, he didn't. He's just a teabagging hypocrite trolling for votes.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#33 Feb 21, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Call me if you can prove it. The fact you can't shouts volumes.
I got news for ya, you're the only one who hears any shouting.
Hmmm.....
Billy Ringo

United States

#34 Feb 22, 2013
LOL - Scott is turning into another Etchy - flipping and flopping.

He must be up for reelection soon.

Since: Oct 12

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#35 Feb 22, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
LOL - Scott is turning into another Etchy - flipping and flopping.
He must be up for reelection soon.
Tea Party is now a dead end.....
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#36 Feb 22, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>No, that couldn't be.
Yeah. It's fun and cheap for morons like Scott to badmouth
Obamacare right up until the last moment and then surrender
themselves to the irresistible charms of good policy.

"Oh, have your way with me Barack! I cain't pretend no longer."
Oh, oh, oh, oh....
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#37 Feb 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Tea Party is now a dead end.....
What a blessing that would be for America.

Since: Oct 12

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#38 Feb 22, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
What a blessing that would be for America.
We just need to clean House, in 2014....and a drive-by on Grover Norquist would'nt hurt....lol....

Since: May 08

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#39 Feb 22, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>DUMBOSPAM. Scott was against it. Now he's for Medicaid. Another scumbag flip flopping teabag douche trolling for votes.
He looks like a ghoul! lol.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#40 Feb 22, 2013
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>He looks like a ghoul! lol.
Governor Voldemort always looks like some strange life form caught in the headlights.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#41 Feb 22, 2013
He's become the current laughingstock villain of prime time media.
Seeing and hearing him just makes my skin crawl.
How the hell did he happen to Florida?
I know, I know. Lying, cheating and money.
OLD MITCH

Port Charlotte, FL

#42 Feb 23, 2013
You know,He may be part of why Fl in now a BIG BLUE state. Fl will vote for anything. Look at bush

Since: Oct 12

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#43 Feb 23, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
He's become the current laughingstock villain of prime time media.
Seeing and hearing him just makes my skin crawl.
How the hell did he happen to Florida?
I know, I know. Lying, cheating and money.
Tea Party endorsed and financed.....

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