Posted on 16 March 2011 by admin
By Kenric Ward
Created 03/15/2011 – 2:17pm
Radio talker Rush Limbaugh warmly applauded U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Tuesday, saying, “I wish he would run for president.”
Sharing Rubio’s concern over U.S. debt, and Congress’s timid efforts to reduce it, Limbaugh praised the freshman senator for challenging GOP leaders to be more aggressive on budget cuts.
Limbaugh also tweaked establishment Republicans by predicting that disgruntled tea partiers could bolt the GOP to form a third party.
“They know they’re a majority in the country. If they conclude that they have no influence with the current crop of Republicans, they’ll go third party,” Limbaugh opined.
The Florida TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party is a step ahead of the Palm Beach-based conservative. Formed as the first registered political tea party in the country, its slate of state candidates garnered some 300,000 votes last fall.
Naturally, TEA is reviled by rival tea groups and the Republican Party of Florida, which repeatedly and unsuccessfully sued to remove the party’s candidates from the 2010 ballot.
Posted on 11 March 2011 by admin
Ax the Rail Tax Coalition Commends Governor Scott on SunRail Delay
“The death knell for the SunRail Boondoggle” says Guetzloe
(Orlando) Ax the Rail Coalition, a coalition consisting of Florida’s three largest anti-tax organizations, today commended Governor Rick Scott for the announcement that the Governor is pushing back any decision on the floundering SunRail commuter rail project until after July 1, 2011.
“This is the death knell for the SunRail boondoggle,” stated Ax the Tax Chairman Doug Guetzloe. “Funeral services will be in July just in time for Independence Day.” Guetzloe and Ax the Tax has led the fight against the commuter rail boondoggle since 1997. Ax the Tax has also led the opposition in five (5) public referenda issues on rail, including the most recent victory against the proposed light rail tax in Hillsborough County that resulted in 58% of the taxpayers voting against the tax. Ax the Tax raised and spent over $100,000 in that successful victory.
“The Governor is certainly sticking to his campaign pledges and working hard to wean these public boondoggles from the public teat,” Guetzloe concluded.
Ax the Tax (www.AxTheTax.org); The Florida Taxpayers Union (www.FloridaTaxpayersUnion) and the TEA Party (www.FloridaTeaParty.US) comprise the leadership of the Ax the Rail Tax Coalition along with the following tea party movement groups: Central Florida Tea Party; Florida Tea Party Patriots; Hispanic Tea Party Patriots; Florida Tea Party; Volusia Tea Party Patriots and the Sumter County Tea Party.
Ax the Tax has led taxpayers in seventeen (17) successful anti-tax referendum victories helping taxpayers save in excess of $47.5 billion over twenty-nine (29) years.