WGCU Radio Staff
Fri September 13, 2013
Tax Cut Opponents Want Gov. Scott to Invest in Students and Environment Instead
As Gov. Rick Scott promotes his agenda to cut more taxes - like those paid on commercial leases - he's hearing from supporters and opponents. He met with a couple dozen business leaders and several educators Thursday morning at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Ken Blankenship, a teacher an official with the Pasco County teacher union, voiced his opposition to business tax cuts at the forum and again afterward - outside to reporters.
"Don't be fooled, our governor's tax cut proposal and refusal to invest in things like education, the environment, infrastructure, is not a path to a brighter future for Florida", Blankenship warned. "It is a surefire path to more of the same which is the status quo and has been for the past 20 years."
Scott countered his critics during the one-hour forum saying what he's been doing is working because Florida's unemployment is lower than that national average and 500 people a day are moving to the state.
His Tax Cut Tour is set to end Friday.