Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Little Wisconsin in Jacksonville

The Wisconsin rallies have galvanized teachers, parents and students in Jacksonville. Protesters gathered in Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville to voice their disapproval of Gov. Rick Scott's proposed education cuts.

School Board Chairman W.C. Gentry got the crowd going by telling them education cuts would go to benefit wealthy businesses.

"Can you explain to me how it is that we should give tax cuts to the most profitable corporations in this state on the backs of our school children?"

The crowd applauded in agreement.

It was only a matter of time before Floridians would react negative to Rick Scott's desire to eliminate corporate taxes. The class-size amendment passed against Jeb Bush's wishes. Scott was politically tone deaf to think Floridians weren't going to be angry about education cuts. Whether Republicans like or not, voters support public education.

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