Richard Corcoran, House GOP Bring D.C. Dysfunction to Tallahassee
Florida GOP tries to turn the Legislature into Congress
Closed door meetings. Back room deals. No budget deal in sight. A small group of radical Republicans threatening to throw the government into chaos in a misguided and hypocritical effort to stick it to the President — no matter the cost.
Sounds a lot like Congress.
The Florida Legislature is giving D.C. a run for it’s money in the 2015 legislative session. Floridians expect their representatives to work together to find bipartisan, commonsense solutions to the many problems we face. With the support of business groups, health care workers, and the health care industry, the Senate has done just that with their Medicaid expansion plan. The House, on the other hand, thinks they are at “war” and are happy to drive the state off a financial cliff as a political stunt.
Richard Corcoran and his cabal are the embodiment of everything Floridians hate about politics. After all, who else looks at the gridlock, dysfunction, and rock bottom approval numbers in Congress and says, “Now that’s what I call leadership!”
If House Republicans are more concerned with appeasing their Tea Party base than doing their constitutional duty and passing a budget, Floridians will hold them accountable come election day. In the mean time, Floridians will suffer. Richard Corcoran has made it clear that he values scoring political points more than doing his constitutional duty, and it is beyond shameful. He is an embarrassment.
Lives are on the line. It’s time to end the dysfunction and allow for an up or down vote in the House on the Senate plan. If Republicans are convinced they can stand “like a rock,” what do they have to fear from a simple vote?