Senator George LeMieux( a regular reader of the Shark Tank) held a town hall meeting to speak to concerned citizens about the controversial ‘Obamacare’ bill that is being mulled over in Washington, D.C. About a hundred or so people attended the event, included local elected officials, as well as representatives from the local, state and national Republican Party.
Senator LeMieux made a compelling case as to why this current healthcare bill ‘The Messiah’ is trying to jam down our throats is wrong for the country. LeMieux spoke of making healthcare more affordable to Florida’s citizens by allowing interstate competition. He also said that he was dead set on tackling the issue of medical fraud that has plagued the healthcare industry in Florida.
Attendees were allowed to ask healthcare related questions to the Senator, as well as share their personal experiences and ordeals. Because the meeting ran so long, only a few questions were allowed to the press after the event. Normally, I am ‘Javi on the spot’ and am ready for the opportunity to ask the question, but I fumbled the question I posed to the Senator. However, being that I am calm, cool collected, charismatic and your ever humble correspondent, I was able to recover the fumble and finish the play.
The question I asked the Senator was the following:
‘The US Sugar deal with the State of Florida negotiated while you were Chief of Staff for Governor Crist is nothing more than a bailout for US Sugar. Independent appraisals state that the land purchased by the state for the Everglades Restoration was not worth the sale amount-the land was grossly overpaid. Governor Bush has also expressed his concern and disappointment with the deal…’