My Photo

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    « Another legislative fund also got money from party | Main | Memo to state workers: This budget could be all about you »

    February 10, 2010

    TrackBack

    TrackBack URL for this entry:
    http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a010537235223970b0128778994dd970c

    Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Lawyers, guns and money:

    Comments

    Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

    Jimmy

    You're asking the same question that Jeb Bush repeatedly asked. These trust funds were all set up with the best of intentions, but the state's needs change with the times. They should have the flexibility to use their revenues to match present needs, not the desires of politicians from decades past.

    Mark Hendrickson

    Your question, "Is it right to raise taxes or fees on other Floridians when there is money sitting in state bank accounts that isn't being spent?" is based upon an incorrect assumption. Monies in the trust funds are not sitting around unspent. The monies in the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Funds were always spent when appropriated. The raids on the trust funds take the monies that will come into the TF's from taxes collected during the NEXT fiscal year. The real question is why is it acceptable to raise a tax for a specific use and then spend that money on something else?

    Verify your Comment

    Previewing your Comment

    This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

    Working...
    Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
    Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

    The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

    As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

    Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

    Working...

    Post a comment

    Blog powered by Typepad