When this year's legislative session began, Will Weatherford stated his and the Republican Party's true goal:
Before the session began, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said his goal was to help Scott "put points on the board" by passing popular legislation.
You read that right. It's all about Rick Scott's reelection. What is good for the people of Florida doesn't matter to Weatherford and the GOP. What matters is that they get Scott reelected to continue destroying the state, the lives of Floridians, and continue to loot resources purely for business interests.
Florida Democrats agree:
"We think the total focus of this session is about the governor's race,'' said House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston of Plantation.
Despite polls and hearing what Floridians actually want, Weatherford and the GOP have continued to ignore Medicaid expansion, environmental issues, tried to push through unpopular education policies, and loosened already weak gun laws, among so many others. As a matter of fact, Weatherford is bragging about it:
"I couldn't be more proud of the job that he did,'' Weatherford said of the governor's agenda, after the House voted out its budget.
It's truly pitiful that Floridians have no voice in Tallahassee. They're not even an afterthought.