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Florida looking at state budget surplus [Republicans Control Government]
Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 12, 2012 | Aaron Deslatte

Posted on 09/13/2012 3:11:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

For the first time in five years, Florida policymakers are looking at a horizon free of projected budget shortfalls, thanks to growing tax collections and cuts to spending on classrooms, road-building and the state's social safety net.

The state's top economist told the Joint Legislative Budget Commission on Wednesday that lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott would have more flexibility next year when they write a new budget than at any time since 2007 -- a product of deep "recurring" cuts enacted over the years, and the slow economic recovery.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; fl; florida; money; scott
Gee, who controls the state government??
1 posted on 09/13/2012 3:11:51 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

And Scott is HATED in this state. HATED by a large majority (that’s what they tell us on the news).

Those who have been receiving unemployment for almost 4 years (I know one personally) do not care about a budget surplus. They are annoyed that they now have to prove they’ve tried to seek employment.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 3:17:57 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


3 posted on 09/13/2012 3:54:50 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Slantinel must be sick writing this. Can hardly wait to see what the Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg (Pravda) Times) has to say. They never have a good word to say about Scott.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:03:16 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower

But, but, but... Rethugs are EEEEVIL... but, but...


5 posted on 09/13/2012 4:27:59 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge
There can be only one explanation for this good news (if you are a liberal or a member of the left-leaning press) -- Scott balanced the budget "on the backs of the poor" (and don't forget the new leftist meme: "and the middle class").

What a heartless governor -- who refused to raise income taxes on the rich...

oh, wait, we don't have state income taxes in Florida... uh, ok, (looks around)... what do I say now?

Oh, yeah... Bush's fault, uh, somebody help me here... oh yeah, let's try "Scott stole from the safety net"... that should work

Argh, how can I spin such good news? There's got to be a way (checks email, desperately looking for Democrat talking points)...

And so it goes.
6 posted on 09/13/2012 4:46:55 AM PDT by TheCornerOffice
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To: Bushbacker1
-—Can hardly wait to see what the Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg (Pravda) Times) has to say-—

Gee,that's an easy one to call...

Lead story will be about how the budget surplus has impacted women and minorities negatively ...

And I am sure somewhere in there will be a sub-story on Scott being sued by the Clinton administration for not paying them off...err..I mean not playing by the rules

7 posted on 09/13/2012 4:52:36 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: TheCornerOffice
Argh, how can I spin such good news? There's got to be a way (checks email, desperately looking for Democrat talking points)...

A reading from The Book Of The Won, Chapter Won, Verse Won:

1. And it came to pass that there was strife in the State of Sunshine, where the treasury was in jeopardy, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the media;

1. And the media called upon The Won, piss be upon him, who dwelleth within the House of White these many months, and he saw that the time was nigh for hope and change;

1. And lo, The Won descended upon the State of Sunshine, and he whispered to the governor what should be done to the budget whereof;

1. For it is written in the media that all good things doth proceed thereof from the hands of The Won, and all else is the fault of Bush.

Here Endeth The Lesson.

8 posted on 09/13/2012 5:07:41 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bami will be taking credit for that soon.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 5:07:41 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Old Sarge

Love it!!


10 posted on 09/13/2012 5:13:04 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Old Sarge

Nice. Hopefully “the Won” will shortly become “the Lost”.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 5:46:31 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Joe Brower

Remember all the crap Rick Scott took for rejecting Obamugabe’s stimulus money?


12 posted on 09/13/2012 5:52:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

So, they have to send their surplus to Kalipornia?

just kidding


13 posted on 09/13/2012 6:26:58 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

A surplus means that they are collecting too much. A compensatory tax adjustment is in order. Unlike the RATs, who would adjust with a spending increase!


14 posted on 09/13/2012 7:12:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Email sent to local rep:

Dear Robin & Will:

This might be the time to suggest a new bill or an amendment to one.

Please hold this email for future consideration.

The new motor vehicle fees that took affect circa 2010 have one extremely family unfriendly aspect.

We have been charged a title fee of in excess of $75 when purchasing a vehicle. Fine.

What is absolute thievery is when that same fee is assessed with in-family transfers, mostly dictated by auto insurance companies.

Case and point here:

A teenager get his/her first vehicle. The 16/17 year olds name is on the title jointly with parent. Insurance mandates parents name on title to be on family policy.

Teenager reaches age 18 and would like to be independent, get own insurance, and that new insurer wants the parent’s name OFF title. Whammo another $77 fee.

Please propose an exemption or reduced fee for transfers within blood families especially when all that is involved is the removal of a name from a title, not even a true transfer at all. The old title fee was $25 ish before 2010.

Without even having to define ‘blood family’ the state could accomplish this by lowering or removing the fee for a simply ‘name removal’ from title.

George & Susan Dombrowski
352/567-7900

p.s. If what I hear is true that the state has a surplus, maybe this is a prudent place to ‘give back’


15 posted on 09/13/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s still catching flak for it on occasion.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 8:22:23 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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