Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Time for the Public Board of Education

Or just wait till Charlie done with gambling with the school system.
Pushing more of what the lotto was suppose to have done.

Lake Property Appraiser: Charlie Crist lied to voters
by Aaron Deslatte on Sep 2, 2009 9:27:48 AM

TALLAHASSEE -- Lake County Property Appraiser Ed Havill takes Gov. Charlie Crist to the woodshed today in the Sentinel for his appointment of former chief-of-staff George LeMieux to the U.S. Senate, along with the laundry list of complaints conservatives have been lobbing for a while.

Havill writes in a harshly worded op-ed that he has switched his party registration from Republican to no party affiliation thanks to Crist's moves:

"Crist went through the public motions of pretending to consider various others to fill the seat vacated by Mel Martinez.

By choosing his 2006 political campaign manager, George LeMieux, the governor decisively demonstrated two things:

"He is only interested in what's best for Charlie Crist, and he has utter contempt for what's best for Floridians.

"As the property appraiser for Lake County for 33 years, three areas in particular have troubled me.

"Crist lied to homeowners of this state when he said that property taxes would "drop like a rock," as he elbowed Amendment 1 through the Florida Legislature, and subsequently put it on the ballot.

"Today property taxes, licenses, fees and service charges have placed financially strapped Floridians in a worse situation than they were in when Crist was elected."

Linking this artical.

Parlor games swirl around Crist's U.S. Senate pickposted by Aaron Deslatte on Aug 26, 2009 6:43:01 PMBy Josh Hafenbrack,

Tallahassee BureauTALLAHASSEE -- University of North Florida President John Delaney is picking up steam as a potential darkhorse pick on Gov. Charlie Crist's candidate list for the U.S. Senate, sayeth members of Tallahassee's chattering class.

A sure sign that he's gaining consideration:people backing other candidates are getting nervous.
There's even an anonymous Web site hammering Delaney for his policies as Jacksonville mayor (1995-2003).

Charlie Crist on Friday chose his friend and top political adviser, George LeMieux, to fill the Senate seat a gambling buddy. I guess it was in the cards.

During that period, Delaney, a lawyer, pushed something called the Better Jacksonville Plan, which increased the sales tax a half-cent in order to make infrastructure improvements around the city.That could be a problem for Crist.

An anti-tax and pro-gun record are the governor's few remaining ties to his party's base. (And Crist signed a $1 billion tobacco tax increase this year, breaking a no-new-taxes pledge he'd signed before becoming governor.

More recently, Delaney supported current Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton's plan to increase the city's property tax rate by 12 percent -- a move that would undermine some of the property tax cuts regularly touted by Crist.

The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee rejected the idea.

Here's the lead to a clip from the Florida Times-Union on the $2.2 billion sales tax campaign, led by Delaney when he was mayor in 2000:

If you live in Duval County, expect Mayor John Delaney to show up this summer at a town meeting, club event or fish fry near you with a simple message:

Trust me with your money. I've earned it.From now until county voters decide the future of his $ 2.2 billion Better Jacksonville Plan, Delaney will bank on a carefully built image as a thrifty administrator to help him coax voters into backing a historic proposal to fix Jacksonville's growing pains by raising sales taxes.

"I don't need any more money to pay for the day-to-day operations of city government.

Don't need a red nickel," the mayor promised when he visited a dinner meeting of Jacksonville dentists last week.Instead, he said the tax hike he proposed Monday would pay for construction projects to widen roads, replace outdated public buildings downtown and fix drainage problems City Hall could never afford to fix.

Only one problem with this Charlie Crist came out that his smart use of stimulas money while other states just used it for re paving projects to be use to widen highways .

"Don't need a red nickel," So just where is the tax hike money going to be used for?"

This is a product you buy for that increase," he said. "It's not some bureaucracy.

It's a product."

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