Richard “Rick” Lynn Scott receives an Out of Touch with Reality post for his policy of not allowing Florida Officials to use the terms ‘climate change’. We do give him credit for his December 2012 plan to encourage students to pursue majors in engineering and science by reducing tuition for some majors. We hope this will end up compensating for his ignorance of science.
Scott (born December 1, 1952) is an American businessman and politician who was elected the 45thGovernor of Florida in 2011 spending roughly $75 million of his own money in the process. He is a member of the Republican Party and served in the United States Navy. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Received a law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.
He resigned as Chief Executive of Columbia/HCA in 1997 amid a controversy over the company’s business and Medicare billing practices; the company ultimately admitted to fourteen felonies and agreed to pay the federal government over $600 million, which was the largest fraud settlement in US history. Scott was not implicated and no charges were raised against him personally.