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Medicaid: Broken, Costly & Expanding

Medicaid Expansion is one of the most important issues facing the Florida legislature this year.  The decision whether or not to expand Florida’s broken Medicaid program will have drastic and potentially devastating affects on Florida’s budget for generations.  Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be paying for the expansion if our current legislature decides to […]

Issues

Urge Responsible Pension Reform

June 05, 2014

Florida’s public pensions carry trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities. The state-run Florida Retirement System alone, has at least $24 billion in unfunded liabilities.  But the way the system is currently set-up the liabilities just keep growing. In fact, last year, despite strong returns on their investments, the unfunded liabilities grew by three billion dollars! […]

Floridians work 4 1/2 months to pay total tax bill

April 09, 2014 J,

Via William Patrick, FloridaWatchdog.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tuesday, April 15, isn’t just the deadline to file income taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. For Floridians, it’s Tax Freedom Day. It takes 4 1/2 months for Floridians to earn enough money, on average, to pay off their total federal, state and local tax bill, according to […]

The NFL and the freeloading gang of pro-sports teams

February 12, 2014 J,

Super Bowl weekend Patrick Hruby had an article in Politico calling the NFL out for being the National Freeloader League. Hruby’s piece highlighted the special favors the NFL is granted by Congress — mainly tax free, non-profit status and piles of taxpayer-funded handouts. Hruby lays out some numbers that paint a clear picture of just […]