Florida Gov. Scott meets with Obama; urges him to ‘use his pen’ on 3 issues

In a personal meeting with President Obama, Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged him to stop raiding Medicare to pay for Obamacare and reverse devastating national flood insurance rate hikes on Florida families.

Scott also called on the president to stand up for civil rights in other countries by considering “sanctions against Venezuela as long as they limit free speech,” according to a statement from his office.

“President Obama said he wants to use his pen and his phone this year, so I brought three issues to him that are important to Florida families,” Scott said in the statement. “First, if the President cares about our seniors he needs to fix Obamacare immediately. We learned last week that Medicare is being raided to pay for Obamacare which is hurting our seniors who could lose access to the doctors they liked and were told they could keep. We need to give our seniors a voice and ask the President directly to not pay for Obamacare by raiding Medicare. He has stopped and delayed other broken parts of the healthcare law. He should do the same with this.”

The president can do plenty, too, to support Venezuelans “striving for freedom and liberty against the forces of tyranny,” the governor said.

“Finally, President Obama needs to undo the devastating National Flood Insurance Program rate hikes on Florida families,” Scott said. “For too long, Florida has been a donor state to the National Flood Insurance Program by contributing $16 billion over the last three decades, which is nearly four times the amount Florida homeowners have received back in claims. Families are being hurt by outrageous increases in their flood insurance rate, all because of a bad bill the President signed into law. He can have FEMA undo these for Florida until fair rates can be established.  All the President needs is a pen and a phone to get it done.”

Scott appeared Monday on Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” to recap the meeting with the president.

Watch the governor here via Fox News:


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