By Chris Ingram
The Tampa Tribune
Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013
If Charles Manson showed up at your door and offered you a free box of Girl Scout cookies, would it make you forget about his evil ways?
If you were a public school teacher who hasn’t had a pay raise in years, and Gov. Rick Scott offered you a $2,500 pay raise (merit pay be damned), would it make you forget that he cut more than a billion dollars in the state’s education budget his first year in office and indirectly cut your take-home pay by 3 percent?
If you were a member of the Florida Legislature who sees himself as a team-playing, collaborative kind of guy who likes to plan spending and budgets, and things like pay raises for teachers, would it bother you that you learned of the governor’s $2,500 pay-raise-for-teachers plan by reading about it in the paper?
If you were a police officer or firefighter and learned that if you were to become permanently disabled on the job, you wouldn’t receive a dime in pension disability payments under proposed changes to the GOP’s pension reform plan, would you respond to a burglary or fire at Scott’s mansion in Naples?
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