Americans for Prosperity Florida launched a new digital ad campaign on Thursday in efforts to compel the Florida Senate to follow the state house’s lead and vote to abolish Enterprise Florida, state’s embattled economic development program
The ad compares Enterprise Florida to a friend borrowing your money and losing it all in a casino. In this case, you’re the Florida Taxpayer and the friend is Enterprise Florida who uses incentives to try to lure companies to the state.
“It is not the role of government to hand our tax dollars to private companies – that’s not fair, that’s corporate welfare.” said AFP Florida Director Chris Hudson “The Florida Senate has a great opportunity to lead alongside the House, and show the rest of the country that by focusing on the real needs of their citizens and by doubling down on free market policies that work, they can propel Florida families and entrepreneurs into greater prosperity.”
Enterprise Florida is currently on it’s third CEO in less than a year. Rick Scott has been touring the state and has launched his own media efforts to try to save the agency he believes is responsible for job creation in the state.
Many state Republican lawmakers and other Conservative Watch Dog groups have sided with AFP calling Enterprise “corporate” welfare that “picks winners and losers”.
You can watch the add below.