Last year, political neophyte Rick Scott spent $73 million of his own money to bring the tea party’s anti-government, pro-privatization agenda to the Florida governor’s office. Today, the former executive pays just $30 a month for health care—and lets taxpayers cover the rest…
Scott and his dependents pay one-fifth what a janitor in the state Capitol pays for health insurance… and less than 3 percent of what a retired state trooper pays for life-saving coverage.
"I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government. The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control."
Tea partier? House freshman? Presidential candidate?
Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up…You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!
Steadfast and Loyal
Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)
— Today, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz criticized House Republicans, including neighboring Florida Rep. Allen West, for their nihilistic attitude toward the debt ceiling. We’re not saying West has anger issues. We’re just saying he immediately sat down and wrote this email. (Via Ben Smith.)
Manatees (aka sea cows) are gentle, endangered beasts who spend most of their time floating peacefully and munching sea grass. The Tea Party says that protecting them is “against the Bible and Bill of Rights”. Wait, what?