Skip to comments.State budget outlook improves [Republicans in Florida Show How It Is Done]
Posted on 09/09/2013 5:39:53 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, anticipating a healthy budget surplus next year, says he wants to cut taxes and fees by $500 million during his re-election year.
But a new three-year budget forecast released Thursday by state economists shows that there wont be enough money to do both tax cuts and increase spending significantly on schools.
The annual forecast, which is required by the state constitution, has plenty of good news for Scott and the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature. It shows that the state continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession and there is no need for budget cuts in the near future.
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Keep in mind, Rick Scott and the totally Republican legislature HAS increased spending on schools....just not to the degree the morons in the media think is best.
“increase spending significantly on schools”?
Be like throwing more money at Haiti or Africa. Lost causes both.
How about much more home schooling and Charter schools, and maybe just maybe stand up to the damned teacher unions.
Oh yeah, and figure a way to jettison very crappy teachers?
“there is no need for budget cuts”
Odd, isn’t it, that tax increases are often “needed” but there never seems to be a time for meaningful budget cuts.
Let’s open the books and see where money is being used. Shift money from garbage feel good crap and put it into core classes. Compensate math, english and science teachers at a higher rate to attract the best talent. I would do a dividend to the tax payers and slight increase in education along with a restructuring to refocus on. That is good use of tax payer money on both counts.
Sure there is. But Libtards just cant bring them to cut any government spending. They seem to miss their entire point that the state is doing better because of the cuts already made. Cut the government to the bone.
There is ALWAYS a need for government budget cuts.
Liberals and Progressives can't see that the economy is being suppressed by over taxation. The Laffer curve shows that there will be more revenue for schools and government by the use of effective tax cuts if there is overtaxation.
When business thrive and home values start increasing so do property taxes revenues (which supports most schools in this country) start increasing.
Simply stated, Progressives and Liberals are stuck with a static model of taxes in their brains. They believe that you will ALWAYS get more revenue from More taxes all the way up to a 100% tax rate.
It does not dawn on them that revenues can go DOWN because a suppressed economy decreases tax revenues. So when they increase taxes and the revenues go down, they have no choice but to increase taxes again.
That is why you should never trust a politician who even suggests increasing taxes.
I once said to my liberal SIL and my liberal brother that taxes, rates and fees can and will change human behavior. You would have thought a fuse popped in their heads.
Though Scott has disappointed me recently, it’s this kind of stance that still has me in his court.
But to expand upon the Socialist mindset: In times of plenty it’s TAX TAX TAX (everyone has enough to ‘give a little more’) and in times of not it’s STILL TAX TAX TAX (since now, the beast is used to the high $$ diet).
Let’s not even get into schools here....More $$ if they’re failing, more $$ to keep the ‘C’ status and more $$ still to keep ‘A’ schools excelling....Same w/ the police.
How I detest those reports that state the ‘XYZ budget surplus...’ and not the ‘taxpayers who have overpaid $ABC...’