Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rick Scott's Line of Death

In 1986, Muammar Gaddafi declared that if the United States crossed "the line of death" there would be grave consequences. President Ronald Reagan ordered the bombing of Libya. Gaddafi kept declaring a new line of death. Each time giving ground to the United States. It seems Rick Scott has gone to the same school of strategy. Scott has attempted to bully the Florida legislature into passing new tax cuts. Each time Scott makes a threat the
tax cuts get smaller.

From the campaign trail he promised as much as $2.2 billion in tax cuts his first year. He reduced that to $1.7 billion before the start of session.

Now, it looks like lawmakers won't have any more than $30 million.

At the rate Scott is going he is going to ask for a tax increase in two weeks. Much to my amazement, Scott actually sucks more at negotiating, with a legislative body, more than President Obama. I don't know whether to laugh or be impressed.

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