Did you know that 4% of voters say they believe “lizard people” control our societies by gaining political power, 5% of voters believe that Paul McCartney actually died in 1966, and that 5% believe exhaust seen in the sky behind airplanes is actually chemicals sprayed by the government for sinister reasons? They do. Scary, huh?
Those, and more conspiracy poll results are here, along with a few more Wednesday leftover news items:
If you want a clue as to what a second term for Rick Scott would look like for Florida's future, you can get some idea by following the money. During the first three months of 2013, Scott's "Let's Get To Work" fund brought in $4.6 million. Some of his biggest donors so far this year: Bill Edwards $500,000, Blue Cross Blue Shield $237,500, Florida Power & Light $250,000, H. Wayne Huizenga $250,000, Sheldon Adelson $250,000, and Donald Trump $50,000. If you have the stomach for it, the entire list is here.
Another fake fiscal conservative: U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, a Republican from Panama City, gave $26,000 in taxpayer money for bonuses to 16 of his staffers as he told the Panama City newspaper that the federal government is “spending money we don’t have.”