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THEY SAID IT! – THE PARTY OF NO

24 Sep 2013 | Under fdp | Posted by | 0 Comments

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Liberal Activist Confirms Florida Dems Have Nothing To Offer Voters, As Allison Tant Continues False, Desperate Attacks 

LIBERAL ACTIVIST CONFIRMS FLORIDA DEMS HAVE “REPEATED FAILUES” BECAUSE THEY “ADVOCATE ALMOST NOTHING”

Kartik Krishnaiyer Of The Florida Squeeze: “Democrats Wonder Why They Continue To Lose Elections For The Legislature … [M]any Know How Badly The Party Has Performed In The Biggest Races. My Feeling About This Is Simple. While Many Factors Have Contributed To The Democrats Repeated Failures In This State, The Biggest Factor Is When One Party Advocates Something And The Other Advocates Almost Nothing, The Party That Advocates Something Will Usually Win …” (Kartik Krishnaiyer, “Rouson Ousted: Where Should House Democrats Turn Next?” The Florida Squeeze, 9/24/13)

BUT ALLISON TANT CONTINUES HER FAILED STRATEGY OF OFFERING FALSE ATTACKS, NO FACTS AND NO POSITIVE POLICY AGENDA IN TODAY’S PALM BEACH POST

MYTH: Tant Claims “What Rick Scott Is Really Doing Is Hurting Florida’s Families And Holding Our Economy Back.” (Allison Tant, “Commentary: Rick Scott’s Record Is One Of Holding Back Florida’s Economy,” The Palm Beach Post, 9/24/13)

  • FACT: When Rick Scott Entered Office, Economists Predicted 9.2 Percent Unemployment By The End Of 2013. But We Achieved 9.2 Percent Unemployment By January 2012 And We’re Now At 7.0 Percent. (Sean Snaith, “Florida Forecast: 2010-2013,” University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Competitiveness, December 2010; Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/24/13)
  • FACT: Under Rick Scott, Florida’s Unemployment Rate Has Been Dropping At More Than Twice The Rate Nationally. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/24/13)

MYTH: Tant Claims Rick Scott’s “One-Way Ticket” Campaign Has Produced Crickets. “One of his stunts has been to send letters to businesses in other states, begging them to come to Florida. The response? Crickets.” (Allison Tant, “Commentary: Rick Scott’s Record Is One Of Holding Back Florida’s Economy,” The Palm Beach Post, 9/24/13)

  • FACT: As Several Companies Have Been Moving Jobs To Florida, Massachusetts Democrats Agreed To Repeal Tax Hikes After Governor Scott Wrote Recruiting Letter To Bay State Businesses. “Floridians usually try to sell their state by bragging about the white-sand beaches, emerald golf courses, and crystal-blue waters. But now the state’s Republican governor is trying a new pitch, telling Massachusetts business owners to move to Florida and escape the taxes here. The governor, Rick Scott, mailed letters this week to 100 business leaders in Massachusetts urging them to “book a one-way ticket to Florida,” now that the Commonwealth has approved higher taxes on gasoline and computer services.” (Michael Levenson, “Fla. Governor’s Bid To Lure Business Raises Ire In Mass.,” The Boston Globe8/9/13)

MYTH: Tant Claims Rick Scott’s Tax Cuts Are Targeted For Special Interests. “Now, Rick Scott has announced a $500 billion tax package for his well-connect supporters and corporations, and is asking them for advice on what special tax breaks they need.” (Allison Tant, “Commentary: Rick Scott’s Record Is One Of Holding Back Florida’s Economy,” The Palm Beach Post, 9/24/13)

  • FACT: Rick Scott’s “It’s Your Money” Tax Cut Tour Were Public Meetings Where Floridians Shared Their Ideas On What Taxes And Fees Should Be Cut, Including Those That Would Help Middle Class. “Gov. Rick Scott came to listen, and also tout his achievements a bit, on Tuesday morning in West Palm Beach where about 100 business leaders and a few residents gathered to tell him what taxes and fees they’d like to see chopped or eliminated. Concerns included personal property taxes, insurance costs and taxes that affect new businesses and residents. The stop was part of Scott’s tax-cut tour across the state.” (Marcia Heroux Pounds. “Palm Beach County Businesses Seek State Cuts In Commercial Lease Taxes, More Money For Startups,” The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 9/11/13)

MYTH: Tant Claims Rick Scott’s Tax Cuts Have Only Helped Special Interest And Have Hurt The Middle Class. “For years, Rick Scott has been giving lucrative deals to his supporters and tax breaks to some of the same big businesses that support his reelection. The middle class gets hurt, and regular taxpayers get stuck paying the bill.” (Allison Tant, “Commentary: Rick Scott’s Record Is One Of Holding Back Florida’s Economy,” The Palm Beach Post, 9/24/13)

  • FACT: Rick Scott Has Passed Five Major Tax Cuts For Families And Job Creators, Including Manufacturing Tax Cut This Year That Will “Provide Great Incentives To An Important Group Of Employers … Who Help Grow The Nation’s Middle Class.” ”To improve Florida’s job picture, that needs to change. Growing the manufacturing base in the Sunshine State is one way to add jobs and diversify the state’s workforce. Gov. Rick Scott champions the proposed tax cut, which would remove sales taxes on manufacturing equipment. The proposal has legislative support. In the Florida Senate, Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, is sponsoring the related SB 518 … Legislators need to take the advice of Scott and Hukill, and pass this tax cut. It would provide great incentives to an important group of employers, manufacturers, who help grow the nation’s middle class.” (Editorial, “Extend Sales-Tax Relief For Florida Manufacturers,” The Daytona Beach News-Journal, 4/25/13)

MYTH: Tant Claims Rick Scott’s Unemployment Rate Record Is A Failure. “The unemployment rate has been stagnant for months, with hundreds of thousands of people out of work.” (Allison Tant, “Commentary: Rick Scott’s Record Is One Of Holding Back Florida’s Economy,” The Palm Beach Post, 9/24/13)

  • FACT: Under Rick Scott, Florida Has Had The Second Largest Drop In Unemployment Out Of All 50 States. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/24/13)
  • FACT: Under Rick Scott, Florida’s Unemployment Rate Has No Declined Year-Over-Year For 34 Consecutive Months. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/24/13)
  • FACT: Under Rick Scott, Florida’s Unemployment Rate Has Been Under The National Average For Six Straight Months. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/24/13)