We see caveats in blind trusts
"Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that gives Florida's public officials an easy way to avoid disclosing their personal finances."
Cuts not immediate, for one thing
In a budget deal struck in 2011 "a trillion dollars of cuts went into effect immediately, and then a special committee was set up ... to get agreement on another $3 trillion of cuts."
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Connie Mack did struggle to explain how he would have voted, but ended on "no"
Says Connie Mack initially said he would have voted "yes" for the Paul Ryan budget plan, and then, "you said it was stupid and you would vote no. And then your folks corrected you, and you changed your position again, yes."
No actual vote, but co-sponsored legislation
Says Connie Mack voted to redefine "rape" as "forcible rape."
A mess of a case
Says Connie Mack "is protecting Chevron oil from a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over pollution of rivers and rainforests."
Depends on how you define 'speculators'
At the same time gas prices have increased, "the share of the oil market controlled by speculators has more than doubled over the past 10 years."
Gulf oil could head overseas, but likely won't
"The truth is any oil that would be drilled could be sent to any other country in the world, reducing our use of foreign oil not by one single drop."
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