The 10th Worst Pink Slip Puppet is...
...Jim Boyd, a representative from Bradenton came in tenth. You should know that Boyd is most definitely one of Rick Scott's Pink Slip Puppets and sponsored one of Rick Scott's top legislative priorities, PIP (Personal Injury Protection).
He voted 100% of the time for Rick Scott's job-killing, anti-middle class agenda and sponsored a law to allow insurance companies to profit from car crashes. If Jim Boyd had his way, most Floridians would only be covered for $2,500 of personal injury protection insurance. But we would have to pay just as much as before. That means, if someone hit you and you suffered serious injuries, you might have to pay most of the hospital costs out of pocket. You would still have to pay just as much for insurance, though, allowing the insurance companies to make more and more money off of you in profit.
Is it any surprise then that Jim Boyd's campaign for State House district 71 is being bankrolled by special interests like the Florida Chamber of Commerce? Their members in the insurance companies stand to profit from your distress thanks to the legislation Jim Boyd introduced on behalf of Pink Slip Rick.
And the 9th Worst Pink Slip Puppet is...
Sen. Andy Gardiner, the Ninth Worst of Rick Scott's Pink Slip Puppets, is a senator from Orlando and he's definitely one of Rick Scott's Pink Slip Puppets.
Gardiner voted more than 85% of the time for Rick Scott's pink-slip agenda and sponsored a bill to fire teachers. Gardiner would replace teachers with "virtual classrooms," which would eliminate accountability to ensure our children are learning. Instead, our children's education would be turned over to for-profit, special interest companies run by friends of Rick Scott. It's no way to help a child learn but special interests benefit from it.
That's why special interests are funding his campaign for State Senate district 13. He's getting money from the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch Brothers. Andy Gardiner is helping them so now those groups are supporting him.