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RICK SCOTT VS. ALEX SINK ON THE ISSUES: Health Care, Taxes, Education, Abortion, Guns…(FLGOV Voter guide)

Posted by FactReal on October 20, 2010

GOVENOR (FL-GOV)
2010 Candidates for
Florida Governor
RICK SCOTT
Republican
ALEX SINK
Democrat
REPEAL OBAMACARE YES [1] NO [8]
PLEDGE TO NOT RAISE TAXES YES [2] NO [9]
ABORTION ON DEMAND NO [3] YES [10]
PRENATAL INFORMATION BEFORE ABORTION YES [4] NO[11]
SAME-SEX ADOPTION NO [5] YES [12]
EXPAND SCHOOL CHOICE YES [6] NO [13]
RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS YES [7] NO[14]
SOURCES:
1. Flagler Live (9/12/2010): Scott, who headed and funded a group that fought President Obama’s health-care overhaul last year, supports a lawsuit filed by Florida and other states to challenge the constitutionality of what Scott calls “Obamacare.”
2. Americans for Tax Reform: In the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. Rick Scott signed the pledge.
3. Faith & Freedom Coalition, Flagler Live (9/12/2010): “I’m absolutely opposed to abortion,” Scott told the newspaper.
4. Christian Coalition of Florida, Flagler Live (9/12/2010): Scott said in an August interview with the Florida Baptist Witness newspaper that he would have signed the bill [to require ultrasound before an abortion]. “I’m absolutely opposed to abortion,” Scott told the newspaper.
5. Christian Coalition of Florida.
6. St. Petersburg Times (9/29/2010): “Parents ought to have a right to choose a school for their kids,” said Scott. ”Competition is good.” If elected, Scott said he would expand educational choice programs. [Scott] accused [Sink] of “simply throwing more taxpayer dollars at an outdated system.”
Christian Coalition of Florida.
7. The NRA gives Rick Scott an A = Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.
8. Flagler Live (9/12/2010): Sink’s campaign blasted the lawsuit [against Obamacare], saying she “does not agree with using our tax dollars to advance a partisan, political agenda on an issue as important and personal as health care — or trying to overturn these needed reforms before they’re even given a chance to work.” “Also, if Florida was not able to take advantage of these reforms, which were better than nothing, our state would be at a severe disadvantage economically.”
9. Americans for Tax Reform: In the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. Alex Sink did not sign the pledge.
10. Tampa Bay (5/9/2010).
11. Flagler Live (9/12/2010): In June,…Sink issued a news release praising Crist for vetoing a bill that would have required women to undergo ultrasounds before they could receive abortions. She said the bill would have interfered with a personal decision women should make with their families and doctors. [But she supports Obamacare which will interfere with every health decision of every American].
12. The Florida Time-Union (9/22/2010): Sink hails ruling against gay adoption ban.
13. St. Petersburg Times (9/29/2010): Sink has said she doesn’t want to increase voucher programs for now…[Sink’s] education plan would eventually increase the state’s share of education funding by relying on sources of revenue other than property taxes — but she won’t specifically say how she’ll do that.
14. The NRA gives Alex Sink an F = True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.
MORE ABOUT SCOTT & SINK:
RICK SCOTT’S FRAUD? He fought HillaryCare and then the Investigations Started
ALEX SINK’S TRICKS: She Benefited Bailed-Out Banks and Hid Her Assets from the Public
A VOTE FOR ALEX SINK IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA IN 2012 [videos]
ALEX SINK RECORD: She Wasted Millions of Taxpayer Money in Luxurious Courthouse (a.k.a. Taj Mahal) [videos]
ALEX SINK ETHICAL? Debate cheating and then lying about it…on camera!

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