Fla. natl. committeeman’s message to Gov. Scott: ‘We’re watching closely, convince us’

The following statement from Florida Republican National Committeeman Peter Feaman concerning Governor Scott’s announcement on Medicaid eligibility was obtained by BizPac Review:

Fiscal responsibility by our governments at the local, state and national levels is the number one concern of most grassroots conservatives in Florida.

Therefore, yesterday’s announcement by the Governor raises concern from fiscal conservatives throughout the state.  Conservatives, however, are not yet ready to abandon Governor Scott or “throw the baby out with the bathwater”, so to speak.  If it can be shown that this is sound fiscal policy, the Governor will get the benefit of the doubt.

However, elected Florida Republicans have done a tremendous job in keeping Florida’s fiscal house in order these past two years despite the down economy. Let’s not jeopardize that now.  While other states and the federal government have raised taxes and increased spending and debt, Florida has not raised taxes, kept spending under control and improved the state’s credit rating.  The fruits of that sound fiscal policy are now here.  Unemployment is the lowest since 2008, the housing market is rebounding tremendously and Florida has once again become a desirable place to live, work and visit, attracting new residents and visitors, daily.

Florida’s conservative grassroots are watching closely.  Convince us, Governor, that you are sticking with your principles of sound fiscal policy and limited government and we will stick with you.  Florida is the number one state in the nation for opportunity, freedom and prosperity.  Let’s keep it that way.

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  • Chuck Marshall

    Proponents of Limited Government does not increase the number of people on Medicaid.

  • Dean Taffel

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence spoke for the 13 Governors so far who reject this seeming windfall when he called it "the classic gift of a baby elephant," with the feds promising to buy all the hay for only the first few years. So Governors like Mr. Scott and Ohio's John Kasich are trying to inoculate themselves on the right by creating triggers or "sunsets" that would automatically rescind their participation in new Medicaid if—make that when—Washington reneges on funding.

    They're only conning themselves. HHS can simply impose a blanket "maintenance of effort" rule that prohibits opting out—or any other change.

  • Linda Hoskinson

    Another Charlie Crist? Nothing is For Free. Remember the Unemployment Benefits that have to be paid back!

  • Linna

    Governor Scott has truly turned this state around: paid down debt, created college opportunity for $10,000 education, turned down $23 billion and high speed rail, stands against UN in our state, lowered unemployment etc.

    We all know how outspoken Gov Scott has been against Obamacare and he has turne d down exchanges. when

    I listened to the reason he finally agreed to expand medicaid I could see that he was pused into this corner as he

    indicated our federal taxes (we do not pa state) wtll go to other states for their medical. Sounds like the Feds were

    going to cut us off and he was left with no other alternative however he did win conservatively to run the medicaid

    privately for three years … let's hope Obamacare has failed in three years. The hospitals also put on the pressure as

    they have to cover a lot of free medical and are in huge financial trouble … who to blame? The President of the

    US who tricked the nation into Obamacare with a hidden agenda that Americans do not favor.

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