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Florida Gov. Rick Scott refusing to disclose financial information

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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 07:50 AM
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You could probably find that 16mil in his couch lmao!!!a reply to: Gryphon66




posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 07:54 AM
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originally posted by: ATF1886
You could probably find that 16mil in his couch lmao!!!a reply to: Gryphon66



Who knows where we might find it?

Of course, since Scott is Republican, he must be defended at all costs by some.

It is known that at least part of his wealth was gathered from the public coffers, yet, because he's part of that group that so many Republicans hold sacred, i.e. the wealthy, apparently, he's not subject to the same rules as the rest of us.

I just don't get it. When did we lose our basic sanity as a nation?



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 07:55 AM
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When you're the wealthiest governor in Florida's history, it may be hard to remember just how much cash you have.

Gov. Rick Scott (R) may have failed to disclose at least $340 million in personal assets, according to a new lawsuit filed by George Sheldon, the Democratic candidate for Florida attorney general. On his 2014 tax returns, Scott declared his net worth to be around $133 million, but Sheldon says the embattled governorhid hundreds of millions more in “a complex web of investment vehicles which appears to include at least six trusts, numerous partnerships, investment funds and accounts.”




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You know what i could do with just one mil...
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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 08:05 AM
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originally posted by: ATF1886


When you're the wealthiest governor in Florida's history, it may be hard to remember just how much cash you have.

Gov. Rick Scott (R) may have failed to disclose at least $340 million in personal assets, according to a new lawsuit filed by George Sheldon, the Democratic candidate for Florida attorney general. On his 2014 tax returns, Scott declared his net worth to be around $133 million, but Sheldon says the embattled governorhid hundreds of millions more in “a complex web of investment vehicles which appears to include at least six trusts, numerous partnerships, investment funds and accounts.”




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You know what i could do with just one mil...


It doesn't matter, you're merely working class (I'm assuming) ... you don't have the Divine Right to Wealth.

Money is holy, remember, those that have amassed it by whatever means are to be considered a class apart, above those of us who actually keep society running.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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I agree dr Watson we are what id called the "BOTTOM LINE"a reply to: Gryphon66



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Seems plenty is known about his financia

The Scotts reported adjusted gross income of $9.3-million in 2010, $80.3 million in 2011 and $8.7 million in 2012. They paid about $16 million in taxes over the three-year period. They reported a capital gain of $75.8 million in 2011, but the asset is not disclosed.


www.tampabay.com...

Anyone in this thread paid $16 million in taxes ?

ANYONE ?


So let me get you straight. If you pay 16 million in taxes then it is ok to break he law because that puts you above the law. Very typical right wing thinking there.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: damwel

You can bet if he was a democrat neo would sing a different tune.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 10:55 AM
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"What money? I don't have the money you're looking for. My lawyers put it all under my wife's name."

From personal observation all these years, I have a personal theory as to what changed American protests. The election of 1980 marked a turning point in American culture. Citizen protest (of any nature) during the 1960s and 1970s was seen by far right extremists as Communist inspired (i.e. un-American). The "Silent Majority", those "good" American citizens who didn't protest, was encouraged to come out to vote in 1980.

All this "Silent Majority" would need to do to "take back America" was to join the "Moral Majority" to elect "moral" politicians. Religious "voter guides" would tell them for whom to vote. As would increasingly astroturf mailings. Outside of abortion clinic protests, they would continue to remain "silent".

For many American workers, unions had served as a model for democratic participation, including community protest. Decreasing unions after 1980 meant less examples of direct democracy and protest.

Grassroots protest became rarer; and if it happened, it didn't make the nightly news as it did in 1960-70s, or it was downplayed. Manufactured protest, such as the "Brooks Brothers riot", made the news. Years later, "Tea Party" protests were quickly turned into manufactured political/astroturf events.

Voting is necessary but insufficient, as it is only through outside pressure on elected leaders that has made for change. The viewpoint that grassroot, citizen protest is un-American, unpatriotic, dangerous to the public health and safety, unnecessary and useless plays into the hands of an authoritarian Daddy State.

Such a pity that a nation, formed out of protest and employing voting as a "bloodless revolution", now has a populace immunized against protest, silently relying on elected leaders who increasingly must listen to the shouting of money in politics.

Now, I'll get back to my porch, so I can yell at some kids to get off my lawn.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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As a Florida resident, most I talked to around my age almost all agree that it is outrageous that Rick Scott continues to make his own rules and use the seat of governor as a place for him to do business. He also recently forced the head of Florida's Department of Law Enforcement to resign, largely because he would not bend the rules for Rick Scott.

Florida and the US is full of problems when someone like this is elected twice. I can only hope and pray my generation is more informed when we become senior citizens. Poorly informed and easily manipulated senior citizens is how we got elected twice.

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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: jrod

Could you cite examples of such abuse? It would add credence to the thread.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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Billionaire Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelsen bought the last election for Scott and it just so happens Adelsen for years has been interested in the gambling status in Florida after all he has to protect his interests in Vegas.

Just from that I already know how Scott will be on certain policies. He is bought and paid for.

They probably all are but I know who his owner is.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

Not calling you out, but can you link some information on this? Again, it adds credence to this thread....



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 10:39 PM
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www.thedailybeast.com...

articles.sun-sentinel.com...
Adelson then dumped close to another 7 million into Florida election after that.

www.wftv.com...

www.washingtonpost.com...

www.tampabay.com...

politicsofpot.com...

[url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/10/28/casino-billionaire-sheldon-adelson-is-behind-85-percent-of-floridas-anti-pot-campaign/[ /url]

www.bloomberg.com...

www.washingtonpost.com... 1e3-937f-d3026234b51c_story.html

Amendment 2 was tied to Crist last election while opposition was tied to Scott. There are pages of other articles on Adelson's involvement in Florida politics I am afraid I can't possibly list them all.

Last two links will not hold just copy and paste.
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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 10:57 PM
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First link is about Mr. Adelson but it isn't about Gov. Scott; it is rather about the money he put into the Senate race at the Federal level. Irrelevant to this thread.

Second link is vague really. I am not defending here but I would assume it appears so. Scott was asked about Aldeson's involvement and he deferred it to Sheldon; that doesn't implicate anything really unless we want it to.

Third link is interesting -- considering the following from the article. Gov. Scott vetoed a bill regarding gambling and considering Adelson is all about gambling; that one is worthy of further insight.

The fourth link supports what I said about the third; Scott vetoed and fell unto unfavorable eyes.

The rest is about Adelson's influence, but how does that tie to Gov. Scott?


ETA: How does that in any way prove what you have proclaimed; that Adelson bought the win for Gov. Scott....please provide some semblance of coherent reason to that thought.
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posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: jrod

Yeah i think llike when you get into any government office job laws are really just suggestions.
Like we suggest you follow the law but you dont have to lol.



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 12:08 AM
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originally posted by: ownbestenemy
a reply to: jrod

Could you cite examples of such abuse? It would add credence to the thread.


Just Google the man's name.

Here are a few examples:
postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com...

www.palmbeachpost.com...

He ordered a TB hospital to close despite a TB outbreak.


The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop.

That report had been penned on April 5, exactly nine days after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill that shrank the Department of Health and required the closure of the A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana, where tough tuberculosis cases have been treated for more than 60 years.

As health officials in Tallahassee turned their focus to restructuring, Dr. Robert Luo’s 25-page report describing Jacksonville’s outbreak — and the measures needed to contain it – went unseen by key decision makers around the state. At the health agency, an order went out that the TB hospital must be closed six months ahead of schedule.




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