The legislature is demonstrating once again where their real priorities lie with one day left to go in the session.
This will be the second year in a row that they flat out ignored the poor and uninsured purely out of spite for the President by turning down $51 billion in federal funds for Medicaid. Yes, these are the same lawmakers that pay only a fraction of what the rest of us pay for health insurance, and they make sure to keep their costs low through legislation. Nice deal if you can get it, right?
While they wouldn't even discuss Medicaid as an option, they found plenty of time for several days of debate over beer laws, weakening more gun laws and allowing guns in schools, abortion bills, and of course, the one thing the Republican Party hates, but Florida's will hold their breath and probably pass anyway because they think it will win a few Hispanic votes for Rick Scott, an in-state tuition bill for the children of immigrants not legally in the U.S. Even that is merely self-serving, and who's to say they'll keep it once the election is over?
Now we can add another thing to the list of what was so much more important to the GOP in Florida than saving lives with Medicaid. $100 million worth of tax cuts, including a tax break for overweight pets: