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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 […]

Budget & Spending Issues

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 […]

Is it time for tax cuts?

October 08, 2013 J,

Is it time for tax cuts? You bet it is!! This Thursday morning, The House Finance & Tax Subcommittee will meet to discuss taxes.  More specifically, they will be discussing potential tax cuts and how they should address the more than $800 million surplus they expect to have this year for the state budget. The […]

Action Alert: No More Tax Dollars For Cronies

February 13, 2013 J,

Last week, AFP jointly released a report with Integrity Florida titled “Enterprise Florida: Economic Development or Corporate Welfare?”  This report is a scathing look into the failings of Enterprise Florida to meet its stated goals, the utter lack of transparency and accountability of the tax payer funded organization, the use of public dollars to pick […]