JD Alexander's Push to Make USF Poly his Very Own College in Polk County has driven Tampa Bay Residents into Mad Raging Dogs. The Cuts are meant as pay back for not Bowing down to the Great, JD. Claiming that a Schools Raining Day Fund played into the cuts, Wait if thats the Case then I guess the Republicans do believe in Taxing the Rich. Please. Not that I'm against Taxing the our better Off Residents a bit more during a down turn, with a caveat that all taxes go up, and those tax increases are made with a time limit attached/expire date. JD Alexander's choice here is to make his personal war with USF a Statewide Issue leaving Students at USF and other Florida Universities in its wake. This is enough to make any Florida Resident Steaming mad. Instead of Focusing on Real Issues, like JOBS or Florida's Ports and Mass Transit problems the Florida Senate Leadership has taken a path for personal gain. Even Florida's Leadership in Washington has focused on personal gain, just look at Mica's push to make TSA agents a private enterprise. While all this is going on our State continues to fall behind Arkansas & Mississippi in Education and Job Creation.
One positive; Due to voter/Residents Phone Calls Many Florida Senators changed their votes on the Prison Bill SB2038. Ms. Storms, Mr. LaTvala, Ms. Dockery and other Republicans heard from their people and chose to vote NO!!
Mr. Alexander stop making the Florida Senate your place of personal Business!!!
On another Note:
Mayor Bob Buckhorn continues to work on Tampa's Business Climate. River walk Project to be finished-Check. Riverfront Development Idea put forth-Check. Speed up Permit Process-Check. Now the Mayor is looking towards the team he put in place to help re-build Tampa's Business expansion. The Group came back with some very good ideas, many which should be easy to fix, when coupled the premitting fix, others may take some time. Overall the Mayor is listening to Business Leaders.
Good Job again Mr. Mayor