The 4th Worst Pink Slip Puppet is...
...Chris Dorworth, a representative from Lake Mary came in fourth. Dorworth is most definitely one of Rick Scott's Pink Slip Puppets and voted for Rick Scott's legislation to de-fund and dismantle our public school system.
Dorworth voted 100% of the time for Rick Scott's job-killing, anti-middle class agenda by supporting bills that would take money from public schools and fund Rick Scott's private school voucher scheme, which hands out money to unaccountable private schools run by out-of-state corporations. The laws he supported would take money from public schools and fund Rick Scott's private school voucher scheme, which hands out money to poorly-run, unaccountable private schools run by out-of-state corporations. Dorworth also supported a "parent trigger" bill that would allow public schools to be turned over to private charter school operators. These are run by companies that have highly-paid lobbyists who can afford to give campaign contributions to extremist politicians like Rick Scott and Chris Dorworth. There's a reason the Florida PTA and almost every parent group opposed the bill, but Chris Dorworth and Rick Scott want to give control of our public schools over to their friends who run private education corporations.
Dorworth's campaign for State House district 29 is being funded by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Koch Brothers, and similar special interest friends of Rick Scott. It's enough to make you wonder who Dorworth really serves: them or us?
And the 3rd Worst Pink Slip Puppet is...
In third is Ellyn Bogdanoff, a state senator from Fort Lauderdale. She's one of Rick Scott's biggest Pink Slip Puppets and co-sponsored a bill to let nearly half of Florida corporations get away without paying taxes.
Bogdanoff voted for Rick Scott's job-killing, anti-middle class agenda 100% of the time. She also cosponsored legislation that would eliminate corporate income taxes on a number of corporations run by friends of Rick Scott. The bill she co-sponsored would let businesses off the hook for the costs they imposed on society. Businesses depend on government services like police, firefighters, schools, and roads, but Bogdanoff wouldn't have corporations pay for any of those. They'd be off the hook. And you know who would have to take responsibility to pay for all those services that corporations use? We would. Ellyn Bogdanoff and Rick Scott would let corporations avoid paying their fair share and put the burden on middle class Floridians, all while voting to cut $1.3 billion from our schools and attempting to privatize, for a profit, our children's public education.
Her campaign for Senate district 34 has benefitted from Rick Scott's friends in the Florida Chamber of Commerce, many of whom would get away without paying taxes thanks to Bogdanoff, and are funding her campaign. And why wouldn't they? Unlike us, they benefit from Ellyn Bogdanoff and Rick Scott's policies.
And watch out for tomorrow, when we'll be profiling the two worst of Pink Slip Rick Scott's Puppets. Who will they be?