In Thursday’s Sentinel, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said, “We as Republicans have a long history of helping others help themselves” (“Health care might expand for low-wage Floridians”).
The senator is absolutely right; the latest example is having Citigroup write the rider in the budget bill to weaken the Dodd-Frank law for its benefit.
Tax breaks for the wealthiest among us and the large corporations are routinely written by lobbyists for them at all levels of government.
The senator also implied that any expansion of health care for low-wage Floridians must be financially beneficial to private insurance companies that support the Republican Party.
In the plutocracy we have become, all laws passed must be for the benefit of the wealthy, not for low-wage Floridians.