TAKE ACTION Stop picking winners and losers and wasting taxpayer money-Support HB 7005

HB 7005 will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday February 21st, 2017.

HB 7005 will eliminate the state’s economic incentive programs, such as Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. Enterprise Florida is the public-private partnership that works under a contract with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to implement these failed programs.

The term “economic incentives” is misleading, economists refer to “economic incentive programs” as “corporate welfare”. Corporate Welfare is the policy of granting special privileges to selected hand-picked companies, which gives them an advantage over their competitors and creates an uneven playing field.

Benefiting from this system, of course, are those businesses with the most lobbyist and campaign contributions, along with the politicians claiming they are "creating jobs" as they dispense their political favors.

What is worse, many of these subsidized businesses never create the jobs they promised and many have gone bankrupt. State economist say 70 percent of Florida’s incentive programs are losing money.

The Florida legislature instead should look to minimize government influence in the marketplace, by reducing regulatory, business and professional fees and permits, as well as lowering taxes for all businesses, not just the well-connected companies with an army of lobbyist.

TAKE ACTION

HB 7005 will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday February 21st, 2017.

Call and e-mail the members of the House Appropriations Committee and tell them to support the elimination of Enterprise Florida and to stop using taxpayer’s money for failed corporate welfare programs.

Appropriations Committee

   

Carlos Trujillo

Carlos.Trujillo@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5105

George Moraitis

George.Moraitis@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5093

Jared Moskowitz

Jared.Moskowitz@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5097

Larry Ahern

Larry.Ahern@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5066

Ben Albritton

Ben.Albritton@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5056

Lori Berman

Lori.Berman@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5090

Michael Bileca

Michael.Bileca@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5115

Jason Brodeur

Jason.Brodeur@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5028

Janet Cruz

Janet.Cruz@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5062

Travis Cummings

Travis.Cummings@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5018

Jose Diaz

Jose.Diaz@myfloridahouse.gov   

850-717-5116

Manny Diaz

Manny.Diaz@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5103

Bobby DuBose

Bobby.DuBose@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5094

Katie Edwards

Katie.Edwards@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5098

Bill Hager

Bill.Hager@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5089

Blaise Ingoglia

Blaise.Ingoglia@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5035

Clay Ingram

Clay.Ingram@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5001

Shevrin Jones

Shevrin.Jones@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5101

Kionne McGhee

Kionne.McGhee@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5117

Larry Metz

Larry.Metz@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5032

Jeanette Nunez

Jeanette.Nunez@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5119

Jose Oliva

Jose.Oliva@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5110

Elizabeth Porter

Elizabeth.Porter@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5010

Holly Raschein

Holly.Raschein@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5120

David Richardson

David.Richardson@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5113

Ray Rodrigues

Ray.Rodrigues@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5076

Chris Sprowls

Chris.Sprowls@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5065

Cynthia Stafford

Cynthia.Stafford@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5109

Richard Stark

Richard.Stark@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5104

Charlie Stone

Charlie.Stone@myfloridahouse.gov  

850-717-5022

 

   

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE


If you are having trouble with the link above you can copy and paste the email addresses below. 

Carlos.Trujillo@myfloridahouse.gov

George.Moraitis@myfloridahouse.gov

Jared.Moskowitz@myfloridahouse.gov

Larry.Ahern@myfloridahouse.gov

Ben.Albritton@myfloridahouse.gov

Lori.Berman@myfloridahouse.gov

Michael.Bileca@myfloridahouse.gov

Jason.Brodeur@myfloridahouse.gov

Janet.Cruz@myfloridahouse.gov

Travis.Cummings@myfloridahouse.gov

Jose.Diaz@myfloridahouse.gov

Manny.Diaz@myfloridahouse.gov

Bobby.DuBose@myfloridahouse.gov

Katie.Edwards@myfloridahouse.gov

Bill.Hager@myfloridahouse.gov

Blaise.Ingoglia@myfloridahouse.gov

Clay.Ingram@myfloridahouse.gov

Shevrin.Jones@myfloridahouse.gov

Kionne.McGhee@myfloridahouse.gov

Larry.Metz@myfloridahouse.gov

Jeanette.Nunez@myfloridahouse.gov

Jose.Oliva@myfloridahouse.gov

Elizabeth.Porter@myfloridahouse.gov

Holly.Raschein@myfloridahouse.gov

David.Richardson@myfloridahouse.gov

Ray.Rodrigues@myfloridahouse.gov

Chris.Sprowls@myfloridahouse.gov

Cynthia.Stafford@myfloridahouse.gov

Richard.Stark@myfloridahouse.gov

Charlie.Stone@myfloridahouse.gov

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