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Staffer touts Scott's fraud history to push reforms

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This is not an article from The Onion.
 
Today, Gov. Rick Scott’s Budget Director Jerry McDaniel attempted to sell the Governor’s budget to members of the Senate Budget Committee by reiterating that the Madoff of Medicare knows a thing or two about Medicare/Medicaid, given he made “a lot of money” serving patients in these programs.

Not sure touting the Governor’s record-breaking fraud history is the best selling point for reforming Medicaid and Medicare.
 
Podcast available here (timestamp 1:53:56). Transcript below:
 
"The governor operated 343 hospitals while he was in business.
 
“He was very successful at it. He said his best paying clients were Medicaid and Medicare.
 
“He loved serving those populations.
 
“He was able to make a lot of money doing that."
 
http://www.flsenate.gov/PublishedContent/Committees/2010-2012/BC/MeetingRecords/BC_12082011_0900.mp3