Property Tax Amendment Deal Not Likely
I have avoided the property taxcut amendment madness. I have no idea what is going on. Neither does the Florida legislature. Turns out the deal is close to dead. The House is throwing a fit after the Senate backed a more fiscally sane package.
As the House of Representatives posititions itself to reject the Senate's tax plan, and therefore scuttle a tax-cut plan for voters Jan. 29, Gov. Charlie Crist is dialing furiously.
"Vote this out. Just get it done, buddy," he's purportedly telling legislators. He's reminding them they can come back and cut more in spring and that they should remember: This is for the people. Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp is working legislators as well.
The Senate has left for the session and the House has until 11:59 PM tomorrow to approve the amendment for the January 29th ballot. Marco Rubio must decide will he compromise or grandstand. He will been doing the latter since he has become Speaker of the House and has little to show in actual accomplishments.
I look at Rubio as a classic example that term limits don't work. He doesn't understand backroom dealing or getting the public to support his mandate. He is a intellectual lightweight wth delussional of political grandeur. He would be a backbencher if it wasn't for term limits. Instead, he is the Speaker of the House.
The people whom support things like term can't name five presidential candidates. Try quizzing the next person that goes on an irate rant about term limits. I bet it's a middle-aged guy that doesn't read the newspaper or vote. He probably doesn't know who his congressional representative is or which party is in the majority in the U.S. House and Senate. People that care about politics end up with Marco Rubio, Johnnie Byrd and Tom Feeney has the speaker of the Florida House. Ask a term limits fan if he knows who these three men are. I bet the answer is not fucking likely.