Statements about Government Efficiency

"$360 million of our tax dollars went straight to ... the Taliban."

"For every $1 spent on mitigation, $4 in post-storm cleanup and rebuilding is saved."

"Florida is one of only three states that require licenses for commercial interior designers."

"I have asked the Division of Emergency Management to report directly to me."

"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."

The state has "less employees this year than we did last year."

Hillsborough's Public Transportation Commission has "a rule that says cabbies have to wear socks. I mean, please. Come on."

Regulations are an "endemic weakness in government -- so old that Thomas Jefferson listed this problem among his charges against the King of England in the Declaration of Independence."

Company may close, "all because government essentially says if they don't hire a lifeguard to watch their workers, they can't stay open."

Says Alex Sink's plans for governor include $12.5 billion in new spending.

"The downsizing of Pinellas County government resulted in about 1,200 people being laid off in a 12 percent unemployment market. … I can tell you that every one of them was hired from the time that Ms. Latvala went into office in 2000."

"We have 50 state lobbyists that just lobby the Legislature for money every year."

"My 7-step plan" creates 700,000 jobs in 7 years.

"Crist stays in $2,000 a night luxury hotel suites where he racks up $1,300 in mini-bar charges, and doesn't pay for a dime of it himself."

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