Scott wants face-to-face with Obama on flood insuranceby John Kennedy | January 15th, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott weighed into the congressional fight over federal flood insurance Wednesday, urging President Obama to delay the rising rates facing thousands of Floridians.
In a letter to the White House, Scott said the Obama administration has enacted similar slowdowns with the Affordable Care Act.
“Why is keeping Floridians in their homes less important?” Scott said, in a generally snarky letter in which he requested a sit-down with the president.
“We need you to take immediate action to undo the harmful effects of this law before it cripples Florida’s real-estate market and threatens our state’s economic momentum,” Scott added. “I am making myself available to meet with you on this critical issue at your earliest convenience. Our state cannot wait.”