The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released a report today claiming that the subsidies in H.B. 7117 will generate new tax revenue, put millions back in the pockets of Floridians and support 3,850 jobs over the next five years. However, reality tells a different story than the colorful image painted by this report.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2011) As November 23rd approaches, the Congressional Super Committee is considering jamming agricultural subsidies into their budget recommendations. These efforts, led by agricultural special interest groups, are an attempt to bypass the traditional Farm Bill legislation planned for 2012. Now state based conservative groups are coming together to share their views with inside the beltway heavyweights to speak out against the inclusion of Big Sugar in a back door, sequestered sneak attack.
The Super Committee, charged with righting the economic wrongs of the country, continues to include sugar subsidies that benefit a minority and cost consumers and sugar-using businesses millions annually. Groups such as the National Taxpayers Union and Americans for Prosperity are calling for a more public process that sheds light on these back-door policies.
If you weren’t at CPAC FL in Orlando then you may have missed one of the highlghts of the week – the “Suite Tea” breakfast we held at The Peabody Hotel. Tickets for the event were “sold out” as quickly as we could make them available and for good reason — seeing these three, true patriots speak was incredible. Their stories from years of working for the left are sometimes shocking, eye-opening and always inspiring.
If you missed the breakfast, or even if you were there but want to see the insipiring speakers again, now is your chance. Here are the excerpts from the breakfast, with speakers (and their Twitter handles so you can follow them):
AFPF-FL State Director Slade O’Brien – @AFPFlorida
Grassroots Activist Jason Hoyt – @JasonWHoyt
ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief – @anitamoncrief
Patriot Brandon Darby – @brandondarby
Author Andrew Breitbart – @AndrewBreitbart