The devil is in the details. A good thing to remember when listening to a politician's promises just before election. This is doubly true of Gov. Scott's latest pronouncement about how much he is going to save us in taxes.
The Herald recently ran an article with the headline that "Scott promises $1 billion in tax cuts." However, the text of the article reveals that many of the details of his proposals are things he has already tried but has had rejected either by the voters or by the Legislature.
Also unanswered: where is the money coming from to provide the services that this tax bonanza will remove from the revenue stream, and who will be most affected by the reduction in revenue and services?
His proposal will curtail local government ability to fund their services -- meaning more cuts in education, to add to the cuts that have already damaged Florida education.
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I don't think we can look to Gov. Scott for any answers; he has amply demonstrated that he will not answer questions.
We also know that he is one of the most secretive governors in Florida history -- setting up secret e-mail systems to avoid the Sunshine laws about public access to emails -- and then lying about it.
Please don't be one of those "low information" voters who believe what a politician says. Talk is cheap. Look at what he (or she) does.