On Tuesday, Americans for Prosperity Florida announced a mail campaign to thank House Lawmakers for voting for legislation that would end controversial economic programs like Enterprise Florida and it’s tourism counterpart VISIT Florida.
Last week, the House’s Careers and Competition Subcommittee voted 10-5 to pass a committee bill to eliminate the two agencies that many fiscal conservatives believe don’t offer a sound return of investment for taxpayer dollars.
“We’re encouraging citizens to call their state representatives and thank them for fighting against a rigged system,” said AFP State director, Chris Hudson. “Programs like Enterprise Florida are taking money out of taxpayers’ pockets and redistributing them by allowing government to pick winners and losers, and they need to be eliminated. It’s not fair for the government to take from taxpayers and small businesses and give that money to their competition. We applaud these leaders for standing on principle and ask that the Legislature act swiftly to pass this bill.”
The mailers thank lawmakers for choosing “Principle over Politics.”. Central Florida voters that could see this in their mailbox in the coming days include some of Mike La Rosa’s constituents in his District 43 Osceola County seat, who vote to move the bill forward in what could be a long, contentious path towards passage.
One critic of the legislation includes Governor Rick Scott, who himself has gone on the offensive in recent days to promote how the programs have made his push for jobs easier. Scott has included $83 million dollars for Enterprise and VISIT Florida in this year’s budget.