The original premise of the State of Florida, was to provide a summer-like resort throughout the cold winter months for the wealthy as they escaped the northern temperatures.
By boat and by train, the "snowbirds" trekked into Jacksonville in the early 1900's and started to see an advantage to putting the building materials on the barges and moving further south on both coastlines.
As the mansions started to cover the beaches, the need for servants and merchants became a dire necessity. The wages were kept low, as the work was scarce and the workers were grateful.
Not much has changed in Florida in 100 years, but to see an increase in population as more northeners moved to the warmer climate. Jobs still are difficult to find that will pay a decent wage.
The growing fields of oranges and tomatoes started dying away as the developers paved over the land and built more concrete pads.
Like a lot of states, men move in to "take charge" and "run" the states, as they see fit. Jeb Bush moved into Florida, from Texas, just as Rick Scott did. No idea of "what" the needs of the residents are, except for the desires of what the politicians want.
The seniors in Florida are NOT all blessed with huge investment portofolios. To cut back on services for retirees in Florida is slap to their survival. For the majority of workers in Florida, survival on minimum wage jobs, does NOT mean that all the bills get paid, especially when there is an emergency.
Legal-aid is a benefit for those that need the program. Health services means that many people do get the care that they cannot otherwise afford. Assistance for nursing home patients, in some cases means a better diet and better medical care.
Rick Scott does not "see" the whole picture and a lot of Floridians will be the losers.