The Taxpayers Revolt Bus Tour made it’s Orlando stop on Monday morning, the latest leg in it’s 4 day swing around the state to raise awareness about federal and state policies they believe abuse or misuse taxpayer dollars.
The wrapped bus which is part of an initiative by the 60 Plus association lists goals such as stopping the Environmental Protection Agency, ending Obamacare and halting the death tax.
Featured guests at the Baldwin Park stop included Conservative Author and Activist Jason Hoyt and Seminole County Tax Collector Grant Maloy
“The whole concept that when you pass away the government can come in and rob that money from your family is right out of the book of the Carl Marx Communist manifesto.” said Maloy “I’m a believer that you should have no taxation without respiration.”
There are also some ongoing controversial state issues involved such as “Stopping the Negron Land Grab”, which is a bill being pushed by Senate President Joe Negron that would buy land south of Lake Okeechobee which some area residents say could kill jobs in the area. The battle over the future of the controversial economic programs, VISIT Florida and Enterprise Florida are included in the platform which conservatives around the state believe is “coporate welfare” that “picks winners and losers.”
“I do believe in states competing with other states, that’s important. But when there is no accountability and there is no transparency. We have to shine a light on those things and stop playing favorites.” said Jason Hoyt.
At each stop, supporters are being asked to pledge to contact their federal and state lawmakers to oppose their listed policies.
The Taxpayers Revolt bus tour made stops in South Florida and Tampa on Sunday and will be moving to the Villages tomorrow before closing out in Tallahassee on Wednesday.
“The biggest conversation starter at each stop the bus has made has been Senator Joe Negron’s South Florida land grab. The fact that the senate is entertaining this over priced, job killing big government plan has taken many by surprise and we have yet to find one person who can believe anyone would support the measure.” said Apryl Marie Fogel, Vice President of 60 Plus Association “We look forward to delivering signed Taxpayer Revolt pledges to lawmakers and watching what they do on Wednesday in committee when they take up this costly bill.”