Statements about Taxes
On the way the federal government should spend Florida's rejected high-speed rail money.
"Corporate taxes will soon be the highest in the industrialized world."
Says the Southwest Florida Water Management District has $850 million in reserves, enough money in savings to run without levying taxes for more than two years.
"The entire state of Florida led the nation last year with the most prison inmates committing tax fraud."
A proposed revenue smart cap "gives Floridians a voice, requiring a 60 percent vote by citizens in order to impose a new tax, fee, license, fine, charge or assessment."
Says Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cuts to education are the same as his proposed corporate income tax rate reduction.
Bing Energy said it decided to move to Florida because of Gov. Rick Scott’s "plan to eliminate the corporate tax."
The federal health care law is "probably the biggest tax increase ever in the history of our country."
Says his tax and fee cuts will save households "$540 over two years."
"The Republican plan for tax cuts is to give each millionaire -- the top 1 percent of income in this country -- $83,347 a year in tax cuts."
Bill Heller "raises taxes. Property taxes. Small business taxes. He even wants to tax the Internet. Mr. Heller said no to balancing the federal budget, that puts more debt on our kids."
"Middle-class families throughout America (would) have to pay $6,000 per year" to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.
Loranne "Ausley's a financial train wreck for taxpayers -- pushing gas taxes, property taxes, taxes on seniors."
"Steve Southerland did not pay his taxes in '05, '06, '07, '08 or '09."
"The years that I was speaker, the Florida House consistently offered leaner budgets than the governor offered."
"One of the other inaccuracies ... is that we have raised taxes multiple times and run up the budget. Absolutely not true. One tax increase since I’ve been in office. It was a quarter mill tax in the unincorporated area only."
Loranne Ausley "voted six times to tax your savings."
"When career politician Daniel Webster became speaker of the House, he wasted $32,000 of our money on a spiral staircase for his office."
The sales tax increase, if approved, will cost taxpayers "up to $300 million per year, in perpetuity, to finance a rail system for the City of Tampa."
Property taxes "are now 18% higher than when (Mark Sharpe) first took office."
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