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Shock radio: Scott ratchets-up tax cut demand in weekly address

by John Kennedy | April 15th, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott’s weekly radio address includes a promise to voters — and maybe a threat to state lawmakers who have so far ignored his demand for $2 billion in tax cuts, mostly helping corporations and property owners.

“”I remain certain that any budget I sign into law will do the following things: reduce the size and scope of government, reduce the cost of government, and pass those savings on to taxpayers in the form of tax cuts,” Scott said.

“ The budget proposal I sent to the legislature does those three things. I will not compromise on these principles,” he concluded.

Scott’s fellow Republican House and Senate leaders have punted their attempts to resolve at least $3.3 billion in differences between their rival budget plans until after a Passover-Easter break.

House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, and Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, have said they’d welcome a chance to cut taxes. But to make room for the giveaways, even deeper spending cuts would likely have to be made.

 Lawmakers are already uneasy about cutting public schools by $1 billion, while also reducing health and social service programs. But the first-year governor clearly wants more.

Scott is certain to try to burnish his anti-tax, smaller government cred over the weekend, with the governor slated to participate in tea party events tonight and Saturday in Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

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8 Responses to “Shock radio: Scott ratchets-up tax cut demand in weekly address”

  1. Same Old, Same Old Says:

    So far, I like the way this guy talks.

  2. Ed Campbell Says:

    Cutting $1 billion might sound good to some, but do we really need to cut 25-30,000 jobs in Florida right now? That is what iit really means.

  3. limpwrist Says:

    Rick Scott has a mob associate in his leadership coalition. The man to get Florida back on track is Joe Ardolina of American Truck Sales. He’s a former vice president in the now defunct H&W Refuse Service whose president was Anthony Carione, fingered by law enforcement along with his brother Frank Carione, as then active figures in the underworld. Another brother, Joseph Carione, plead guilty to defrauding the government as a co-defendant in a case that involved Colombo crime boss Andrew Russo.

  4. MyGameMyBall Says:

    Gonna shut it down and destroy everything that was set in motion before they showed up if others don’t play their game. They care not for the damage and suffering of others. Not one iota. They will tell you different but they lie. HELLO! And some are worried about crime in Mexico?!

  5. hey limpwrist don't forget the Tavares Mob associate Says:

    Don’t forget Tavares Sea Plane City super scammer and ecomonic disaster chief crook Bill Neron was in on that mafia garbage deal with them.Then he hauled butt to Escambia county where the mob run him out becore coming to Tavares! They have systematically placed these suckers throughout the various government agencies! These pos’ are robbing and stealing and getting the taxpayers head over heel in debt everyday!

  6. Great Scott Says:

    Do most people know that most employee’s employers do not pay Florida corporate income taxes because partnerships,LLC’s and other forms of business ownership are exempt? Only large corporations pay and most people work for small businesses. Scott is only proposing to reduce their taxes while raising the cost to workers and small businesses; check out the insurance rate increase bills and the utility increase bills.
    And do you believe that theses large corporations will hire people they do not need if they make more profit? That is in effect, what Scott wants you to believe.

  7. Searcher Says:

    So, now that Scott “says” he’s leaving the disabled alone (which I don’t believe yet), WHERE ARE THE NEW CUTS COMING FROM to give TAX RELIEF? Let me guess, the middle class, the poor and the un-connected. Remember to VOTE next time, or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!

  8. Abe Says:

    Reporter John Kennedy is another liberal Palm Beach Post toad. Notice that he refers to the tax cuts as “giveaways”?

    Yup, we’re sure to get balanced reporting from him.

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