Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the master of vague legal arguments, is best known for one thing, using Florida taxpayer dollars as a weapon against those same taxpayers. She's sued to take away their health care, to block Florida women from gaining access to contraception, to block abortions, to block solar ballot initiatives, and to block a medical marijuana amendment from the ballot, just to name a few. She's also gone to bat to block a cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay on Florida's dime.
Now she's up to it again, this time suing to fight President Obama's Clean Power Plan, a plan which would pave the way for cleaner air and to fight climate change, both horrors in Bondi's mind. So she's joining the fight to protect power companies "protect consumers" from these impending nightmares.
To fight back against Bondi and the rest of the AG's fighting the good fight to hasten the planet's death and choke anyone who breathes, Michael Bloomberg’s political action committee, Independence USA, is launching ads against them:
“Attorney General Pam Bondi is siding with big polluters. Her lawsuit would let them make millions in profits while they pollute our air and water,” the ad states. “Pam Bondi — putting polluters and their profits ahead of protecting Florida families."]
[“Attorneys general in many states are frequently relatively unknown to voters… they often operate under the cover of darkness,” said Howard Wolfson, a senior advisor at Independence USA. “They think they can make decisions that are at odds with the interests of their constituents without anyone really noticing, and we want to make sure that we shine a very bright light on the activities of these attorneys general to make sure that constituents in all four states know exactly what they are up to.”
Yes, AG's actions often do fly under the voters' radar. In Florida, much of the reason Bondi's actions draw any attention at all is because she rarely does anything in the interest of the Floridians she supposed to be protecting. She always claims she's operating in their best interests, but it's hard to look at her list of failed accomplishments and make a sane argument to back her up.
True to form, Bondi is now outraged that anyone would challenge her on her latest "consumer protection" effort. The legal opinion from Bondi brain trust central? Bloomberg is a bully!
Bondi responded in a statement, calling Bloomberg a "billionaire bully" who is "attacking Florida, and 26 other states, for having the audacity of defending their citizens against the EPA’s heavy-handed and unlawful regulations, which will drastically increase Floridians power bills— something this billionaire clearly cares little about.
"This bully wants to defend the federal government; we want to protect the people we serve," she said.
Yes, because if there's one thing Bondi and her partners in crime in Tallahassee hate, it's billionaire bullies who "drastically increase" the power bills of Floridians! This is why they've either stood by, or orchestrated the giant corporate welfare power company suckage that now charges Florida consumers for nuclear power plants that don't exist and likely never will, and for fracking exploration so they can potentially poison the Florida aquifer when fracking comes to Florida later on.
But tell us who the bully is again, Ms. Bondi?
So just add her latest effort to aid the poor power company underdogs to your taxpayer tab, and keep her and the GOP Tallahassee powers that be in mind when you pay your next power welfare bill.
Follow on Twitter: @BeachPeanuts