Middle class Floridians have to work hard every day to get ahead. Wealthy career politicians like Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera don’t — he collects a six-figure salary without even showing up at the office.
Now, reports are holding Lopez-Cantera accountable for working part-time hours on the taxpayers’ dime: first on SaintPetersBlog, and then on WJXT in Jacksonville, WINK in Ft. Myers, and WCJB in Gainesville
Here are the highlights:
• Gov. Rick Scott, Lopez-Cantera’s boss, refuses to defend him: “Well, you can talk to the lieutenant governor about his work schedule,” Scott told reporter Mike Vasalinda.
• In April, as House and Senate relations were melting down, Lopez-Cantera was nowhere to be found. He was on the job just 40 percent of the time that month.
• “According to his own calendar, he worked only 35 hours in April and under 13 hours in May. And so far this month, he has put in only 8 measly hours.“