Florida´s Tea Party-allied Gov. Rick Scott swept into office on the strength of $73 million he was able give to his own campaign. While waging his anti-government agenda, he´s enjoying health insurance that costs his family just $30 a month.
While he´s laid off thousands of state employees and put added pressure on Florida´s retirees and Medicaid recipients, he pays just 20 percent of what police officers and teachers pay for health care. And he doesn´t want to comment on that.
A Scott spokesman called the family´s cheap insurance "private matters." Scott and other high-ranking state officials pay far less than an employee at the driver´s license bureau, who makes $32,000 per year and pays $2,160 for insurance.