2012 Fla. Amendments Full of Tax Cuts; Leftists Vote ‘NO’ on ALL Amendments (Election: Nov. 6, 2012)
Posted by FactReal on November 1, 2012
|LEFTISTS OPPOSE FLORIDA AMENDMENTS BECAUSE THEY OFFER LOW TAXES AND SMALL GOVERNMENT WHICH IS WHAT MOST AMERICANS WANT
The AP reported: “All [amendments] were put there by the Republican-led Florida Legislature and would advance the GOP’s low-tax, small-government agenda.” Liberal-leaning groups oppose the amendments.
Indeed. If you look at the many 2012 voter guides we compiled, the Left will vote ‘NO’ on all Florida’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments. Most Christian groups are calling to vote ‘YES’ on all the Florida amendments.
Here are some parts of the Associated Press report describing the Left’s monolithic opposition to the Florida amendments:
Florida voters are getting a chance to give tax relief to first-time home buyers, businesses,
“snowbirds” and others who own second homes as well as put a more effective cap on state revenue growth, but both proposed state constitutional amendments have drawn widespread opposition.
They are among six amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot – out of 11 – that deal with tax relief and government finance.
All were put there by the Republican-led Florida Legislature and would advance the GOP’s low-tax, small-government agenda.
Most of the public debate has focused on the state revenue limit in Amendment 3 and local property tax breaks in Amendment 4. They have drawn support from businesses interests. The opposition has included local officials, liberal-leaning groups and others. All amendments require at least 60 percent approval to pass.
Cities (who are addicted to the constant stream of taxes) and liberal groups like the League of Women Voters are not happy with the proposed amendments:
Amendment 4’s opponents also include the Florida League of Cities, individual local governments and officials and the League of Women Voters of Florida.
Leftist groups oppose the amendments:
The League of Women Voters, unions representing teachers, police, firefighters and other public employees, AARP, the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Florida Council on Aging, Florida Consumer Action Network, Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, National Association of Social Workers of Florida are among about 50 groups also opposing Amendment 3.
More reasons why the Left is voting against the amendments: Many Americans will get tax cuts if the Florida voters approve the amendments:
Other proposed tax breaks on the ballot:
– Amendment 2 offers special property tax exemptions to all disabled veterans with primary homes in Florida. An existing provision limits that benefit to disabled veterans who were Florida residents when they joined the military. The amount of the exemption matches each veteran’s percentage of disability.
– Amendment 9 would provide full property tax exemptions to the surviving spouses of military veterans and civilian first responders who die while on active duty or in the line of duty. First responders include police, firefighters, correctional officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
– Amendment 10 would double the exemption for personal property taxes that businesses pay for furniture, machinery, tools, equipment and other items.
– Amendment 11 would give another property tax exemption to low-income homeowners who are 65 and older and have lived in their houses at least 25 years.