Tag: Florida

Florida Republicans want to force public schools to share their construction funds with charters

Florida Republicans want to force public schools to share their construction funds with charters

It could be worse, I suppose. We could be Florida. At the risk of giving Michigan Republicans any ideas – because their love of destroying public education in favor of for-profit charter schools that sap resources from our public schools is well-documented – I present you with Florida House Republicans, leading from the rear. A recent education reform effort, one […]

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Cancer patient: ‘If it wasn’t for Obamacare, I’d be dead in 12 months’

Cancer patient: ‘If it wasn’t for Obamacare, I’d be dead in 12 months’

Getting health insurance turns one woman’s diagnosis from terminal to hopeful. A cancer diagnosis is terrifying enough. The only thing that’s worse? Knowing you don’t have insurance and can’t possibly afford to pay for treatment. Marion N. Seidel has been uninsured since she changed jobs seven years ago. She’s worked the same job ever since, but could never afford her […]

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Florida finds a new way to screw the poor, bans Affordable Care Act “Navigators” from state health facilities

Florida finds a new way to screw the poor, bans Affordable Care Act “Navigators” from state health facilities

“Compassionate conservatism” my ass As Republicans in Congress waste valuable time and money trying to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even as our country is about to default on its debts, Florida has found a new way to screw poor people without health care insurance. The federal government is funding groups called “Navigators” to help guide people through the […]

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Indiana Republican donor’s charter school has poor state rating changed to an “A”

Indiana Republican donor’s charter school has poor state rating changed to an “A”

They love them some school accountability … until they don’t [CC photo by albertogp123 | Flickr] A couple of weeks ago, the Associated Press broke the story of an Indiana charter school run by a big Republican donor having its state-assigned grade, basically a measure of the quality of the school’s education, from a “C” to and “A” after he […]

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Florida GOP votes against Medicaid expansion, wants to pull out of Medicaid completely

Florida GOP votes against Medicaid expansion, wants to pull out of Medicaid completely

Ideology trumps intelligence in Florida

This week, a Florida Senate committee rejected the expansion of Medicaid to its poorest residents, a vote that followed a similar vote in the House and a surprise endorsement by its tea partying governor. Not only that, the bill’s Republican sponsor declared that he wants Florida out of the Medicaid business altogether.

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OMG! Romney is ahead in Michigan and by 14 points in Florida!!!

OMG! Romney is ahead in Michigan and by 14 points in Florida!!!

It’s a MIRACLE!!!

Oh, my freaking GOD! Romney has pulled ahead of Obama in both Michigan and in Florida! The Ryan Splat turned out to be the Ryan Kertwang after all!

That’s what one of the most highly discredited polling firms in the country, Foster McCollum White & Associates, says. Their Michigan poll, released on Friday, is breathlessly titled “Its official, Paul Ryan has created a significant bounce for Mitt Romney and down the ballot as well, creating a new challenge for President Obama and Democrats, per poll”. The poll has President Obama down by almost 4 percentage points and, hilariously, has Pete Hoekstra up by over two over Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Problem is, the people they polled were ridiculously old and white, way more so than the people who typically vote.

Details after the jump.

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Rick Scott: Hypocrite of the Week

Florida tea party Governor Rick Scott wins the coveted Hypocrite of the Week Award for passing an emergency order gutting funding for programs helping people with severe mental and physical disabilities on the very same day he appeared at a Special Olympics photo-op and fundraiser. The state Thursday slashed payments for group homes and case workers who help people with […]

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Hiding the bucolic animal slaughterhouses

Americans have come to learn in recent years that factory farming, particularly of livestock and poultry, is a gruesome, animal-torturing enterprise. When the cubic footage of a chicken’s cage is scientifically calculated to maximize egg production, you can damn well be certain that the chicken’s level of agony is not going to factor into that particular equation. The farming industry […]

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