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2006 REDUX PART V: Charlie vs. The Party Of No

27 Sep 2013 | Under charlie crist, fdp | Posted by | 0 Comments

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In 2006, Jim Davis And Dems Attack Crist’s Tax Cut Proposal Without Plan Of Their Own … Sound Familiar? 

SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY, JIM DAVIS AND DEMOCRATS ATTACKED CHARLIE’S TAX RECORD AND PROPOSALS, BUT OFFERED NO PLAN OF THEIR OWN …

The Miami Herald: “Crist For New Tax Break, Davis Not.”  (Mary Ellen Klas, “Crist For New Tax Break, Davis Not,” The Miami Herald, 9/27/06)

  • “Soaring Property Taxes Are Exasperating Voters And It’s No Surprise That The Leading Governor Candidates Have Taken A Position On The Issue: They Want To Cut Them.  But In The Rush To Tell Voters He Will Ease Their Pocketbook Pain, Republican Charlie Crist Has Proposed A Tax Cut … And Democrat Jim Davis Doesn’t Have A Plan, Except To Oppose Crist’s Platform.” (Mary Ellen Klas, “Crist For New Tax Break, Davis Not,” The Miami Herald, 9/27/06)

When Crist Offered A Tax Plan, All Davis Could Do Was Attack It. “‘Charlie Crist and the politicians in Tallahassee have balanced the state budget on the back of property owners,’ Davis said during an interview at his Tampa campaign office.  ‘The state is paying less of the costs of education and forcing property owners to spend more.’”  (Mary Ellen Klas, “Crist For New Tax Break, Davis Not,” The Miami Herald, 9/27/06)

Democrats Attacked Charlie Crist For Voting Against A $3 Fee Increase For Criminal Background Checks On Gun Buyers.  “Democrats have dusted off a 13-year old vote by then-Sen. Charlie Crist in an effort to undermine the Republican nominee for governor’s record of supporting public safety.  Crist was the only legislator from either party to vote no on a 1993 bill that would have provided money for bulletproof vests for police officers with a $3 increase in the fee for criminal background checks on gun buyers.  The bill’s sponsor was Democrat Ron Silver of North Miami Beach, who was a vocal advocate for stricter gun control laws.  Crist considered the fee a tax and voted no.” (Steve Bousquet, “Crist’s Voting Record Isn’t Bulletproof,” The St. Petersburg Times, 9/27/06)

… WHICH SOUND A LOT LIKE DEMOCRATS’ ATTACKS ON RICK SCOTT’S TAX CUTS TODAY

LAST MONTH: Governor Rick Scott Announced Proposal To Cut Taxes And Fees By $500 Million That Will Help Middle Class. “Florida Gov. Rick Scott, heading into what could be a tough re-election fight, will announce that he wants to slash taxes and fees by a half billion dollars in the coming year … The Republican governor will maintain that if Florida has a budget surplus in 2014, it should use some of the extra revenue to cut taxes.” (Gary Fineout, “Fla. Gov. To Call For Large Cut In Taxes And Fees,” The Associated Press, 8/30/13)

SEPTEMBER 7: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Nan Rich Tweets Opposition To Tax Cuts, Claiming It Would Take Resources Away From Schools. “Gov. Has No Details On His Proposed $500 Mil. Tx Cut. Educators & Parents Could Explain The Need To Invest In Ed., Not Take Resources Away! Instead Of Embarking On A 4 Day ‘Re-Election’ Tour, Scott Should Stay Home & Prepare A Budget That Invests In & Funds Quality Education.” (Nan Rich, Twitter Account, 9/7/13)

SEPTEMBER 9: FDP Spokesperson Makes Same Claim As Rich, Opposes Tax Cuts And Claims It Would Take Funding Away From Education. “‘This is nothing more than a re-election roadshow,’ said Joshua Karp, a Florida Democratic Party spokesman. ‘He’s got a nebulous economic package that everyone knows is going to provide tax breaks for the wealthy and continue to underfund education,’ Karp added.” (John Kennedy, “Gov Scott’s ‘It’s Your Money’ Tour: Way To Get Taxpayer Input Or Early Election Campaign?” The Palm Beach Post, 9/9/ 13)