Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Businessman Look

The Romney-Ryan PEU Ticket will debut in seedy Tampa, Florida, according to The Daily Beast.

Tampa: Seedy Host to Republican Coming-Out Party
Florida's Governor is ex-Columbia/HCA CEO Rick Scott.  Under Scott's reign Columbia/HCA improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid and ended up paying $3 billion in fines. 

A Tampa area Republican leader offered this defense of Scott:

“He’s not a politician, and that explains a lot of his behavior; he just looks at things as a businessman would.”
Businessmen expect the government to aid the race to the lowest global common denominator on worker pay, benefits and taxes.  It doesn't hurt to throw in significant non-debt, non-equity, taxpayer-funded capital injections while looking the other way on ethical transgressions. 

Politicians of both stripes aim to serve.  Red & Blue love PEU....