Governor Rick Scott: We’re not going to implement ObamaCare in Florida

In an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News last night, Florida Governor Rick Scott minces no words in his declaration that Florida will not implement ObamaCare or expand Medicaid, and explains as a true job creator would why doing so would be catastrophic to Florida’s economy:

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Taxpayer Funded Trips to Cuba? ¡No más!

The United States Supreme Court yesterday declared that it would not consider a challenge to a 2006 Florida law that prohibits a state university or community college from using state funds to sponsor travel to countries designated by the US State Department as sponsors of terrorism. Countries on that list include Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Cuba, which was the impetus for the law.

Because the 11th Circuit Court upheld the law, their ruling stands, and therefore so does the law.

This is a huge victory for Congressman David Rivera (R-Florida) who as a Florida State Representative in 2006  introduced the legislation shortly after a Florida International University professor and his wife were discovered to be spies for the Cuban government. The husband and wife duo was subsequently sentenced to five and three years in prison, respectively–a soft sentence, in my opinion. Personally, I’d have executed them. #thatsrightisaidit

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Other Views: Thursday Will Be a Long Day for Obama

Order up some Excedrin for the White House.  Thursday is shaping up to be one hell of a day for the Obama Administration.

First, it is the day that the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling on the federal health care law, otherwise known as “ObamaCare.”  Most legal experts believe at least parts of the law (if not the whole thing) will be ruled unconstitutional.  Either way, it will set the tone for the rest of this all-too-important election year and these uncertain times for the U.S. economy.

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Supreme Court upholds key part of AZ Immigration Law, strikes down others

3 of the 4 key provisions of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 have been ruled invalidated. However, the bill’s main provision in Section 2B allowing police to check a person’s immigration status during a traffic stop or other detainment if there is reasonable suspicion that he or she is here illegally, stands.

Provisions of the bill that were struck down include the ability of police to arrest a suspect without a warrant if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is here illegally and making it a crime for an illegal alien to seek and obtain employment in the state.

The court is remanding the case back to the Ninth Circuit for further clarification, so the legal wrangling over Section 2B seems to be far from over.