Governor Jeb Bush's friends, donors benefit in the end!

Governor's friends, donors benefit
Martha R. Murphy
boca raton

November 25, 2001, Sun-Sentinel

Gov. Jeb Bush must be put on notice of the harm that will occur as a result of his recent actions, which have made his rich friends and large contributors happy and more wealthy through use of exemptions to sales taxes. Furthermore, the governor's questionable budget-cutting decisions, which further reduce available funding during an economic downturn, make one wonder: What happens to the public schools, which must hire more qualified teachers and students who need more up-to-date textbooks? What about the cuts in funding of juvenile facilities for those at-risk youth and runaways? Who pays in the long run?

Recent history has proven that supply-side economics just does not work. Reducing taxes and allowing "special benefits" will not encourage economic/business growth. Why continue to beat a dead horse? Get with it, Jeb. Let's close those gross tax giveaways and redirect some needed dollars toward the betterment of our schools, juvenile programs, substance abuse, et al.

Copyright 2001, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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