Monday, February 21, 2011
The young girls with the "sexy students" signs were among the about three dozen supporters of high speed rally that gathered in downtown Tampa today. You would never know it from reading the rally coverage at TBO.com but those of us who stand with Gov. Rick Scott in opposition to high speed rail outnumbered the pro rail forces about four to one.
turned down 2.4 billion federal dollars for high speed rail in Florida. Sen. Bill Nelson (D FL) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D FL11), two people who have never given a rat's ass about the will of the people let alone the fiscal health of this state and nation, are trying to do an end run around our governor and force the people of Florida to accept the federal dollars. Both Castor and Nelson are heavily beholden to the unions and the jobs that proponents of rail keep touting would be taxpayer funded union jobs not private sector jobs.
What we are experiencing in Florida is not unlike what is happening in Wisconsin, only on a smaller (for now) scale. Special interest groups are trying to dictate policy-taxpayers and our future be damned. Gov. Scott has been the subject of vicious attacks since he took a principled stand against the waste of taxpayer money. Please stand with Gov. Rick Scott and send him a word of support.
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