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Palm Beach County Tax Collector Gannon: Rick Scott’s Record On Taxes Shows He’s Misleading Floridians

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Gannon: Rick Scott’s Record On Taxes Shows He’s Misleading Floridians

 

In response to Rick Scott’s event today in Palm Beach where he is attempting to mislead Floridians about his record on taxes and the economy, today Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon issued the following statement:

 

“Unfortunately Rick Scott is once again trying to mislead Floridians about his record: he’s backed proposals that would increase taxes on Floridians in our community and across the state. Instead of being honest about how he’s tried to make working families pay more, Scott is doing what he always does – trying to tell a dishonest story that makes himself look good and advances his own political interests. This is another reminder why Floridians can’t trust him to do what’s right for us.”

 

Here are the facts: Scott repeatedly backed proposals to force Floridians to pay hundreds of millions of dollars more in property taxes that his fellow Republicans called ‘nonsensical;’ Scott backed the GOP’s health care and tax plans that would cut his own taxes while raising costs for middle class families; and newspapers wrote that any savings Floridians could see from Scott’s tax proposals will be “Eaten Up By Higher Costs For…Everyday Expenses.”

 

 

THE REAL RICK SCOTT RECORD ON TAXES: HIGHER TAXES AND FEES ON WORKING FAMILIES WHILE TRYING TO CUT TAXES FOR HIMSELF:

 

Scott has repeatedly backed proposals to force Floridians to pay hundreds of millions of dollars more in local property taxes, including $450 million in 2017, – a move that drew a rebuke from his fellow Republicans.

 

 

 

 

Scott backed the GOP’s health care agenda and tax scam that would reduce his own taxes, while raising taxes and costs on hardworking Floridians:

 

 

 

 

Editorial Boards And Independent Observers Slammed Scott’s tax agenda: Any Savings From Scott-Backed Tax Cuts Likely To Be “Eaten Up By Higher Costs For…Everyday Expenses”

 

 

PolitiFact Florida: If “Regular, Taxpaying Floridian,” “Not A Whole Lot” Of Benefit For You From What Scott Touts As Tax Cuts. “If you’re a regular, taxpaying Floridian, there’s not a whole lot here for you…Sales tax holidays can change from year to year, and exemptions are temporary. Tax credits only save you money if you spend it somewhere else, and preventing property appraisals from going up if you improve the property means you still have to improve the property. Ending a fee increase isn’t so much a cut as it is saving people from paying more for something they have to pay anyway, like a hunting or fishing license. And don’t forget that many times, local governments may raise taxes to make up for their own lost revenue.” [PolitiFact Florida, 3/3/15]

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