Charlie Crist Economics 101
I really wonder if Charlie Crist has any concept about economics and state budgets.
"I don't think so," Crist said. "As we all know, Florida continues to grow. As a result, our budget continues to grow. ... We can do it by living within our means, because our means continue to grow without raising taxes in our state."
Crist said steady growth in tax receipts provides sufficient money to pay for smaller class sizes and the costs can be offset by promoting alternatives to public school classrooms such as virtual schools, homeschooling and team teaching.
"I think there are ways that we can implement the class size amendment without breaking the bank," Crist said.
Crist wants to $118-million on the anti-murder bill. 25% raises for teachers, and a billion-a-year on education while pushing for tax cuts. This is politics are making the policy. Crist is promising everything so he can get elected. Increased spending with less tax revenue doesn't work. George W. Bush tried and failed as Governor and President. Sales taxes are not stable. What will probably happen is counties raising taxes to handle class-size and growth management.