Letters to the Editor

Yelling at Scott

Re Fred Grimm’s April 7 column, The insult to Scott that sent video viral: I thought it was brave of Cara Jenkins to confront and call out Scott on these issues given he was surrounded by six staff members.

Scott refused to accept Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, so now a million low-income Floridians are uninsured.

His defunding of Planned Parenthood especially hurts low-income women. He deserves to be berated as the worst governor in modern history — so kudos to Jenkins for her harangue.

However, she didn’t have time to mention that early in his term the “jobs governor” turned down $2.4 billion of federal dollars to establish high-speed rail in Florida, which would have created thousands of well-paying jobs, not to mention it would have lowered auto traffic and thus improved air quality.

Many people forget that he promised to create 700,000 jobs above the 1 million jobs that the economy would normally generate, so to date he is 700,000 jobs short. Scott’s staff instructed the Department of Environmental Protection and his administration not to use the words “global warming” and “climate change”— all while the streets of Miami Beach regularly flood and billions in Florida real estate is in jeopardy.

So yes, indeed: Shame on Gov. Scott!

Doug Mayer, Miami