Florida Budget Paying for Odd Things

The new state budget for Florida contains a lot of items; some are mandatory and useful, others maybe not so much. Of course, it is the taxpayer who has to foot these payouts, and a few taxpayers are wondering just what the legislative branch was thinking when they passed this new budget. The Tampa Bay Business Journal did a good job at exposing some of the more unique items within the budget:

“The state’s new $82.3 billion budget, approved by lawmakers Friday, isn’t all about the big expenses of government, such as education, health care, law enforcement and transportation. Throughout the record spending plan are hundreds of local and agency projects that some lawmakers argued will help the economy or Florida residents. Now, Gov. Rick Scott will use his veto pen to decide which projects survive in the budget that takes effect July 1.”

Source: Wind tunnel, oysters, beef promotion spice up Florida’s budget by Jim Turner.

Some of the things taxpayers may want to know about is the more than $4 million that will be used to promote fairs and rodeos, including renovating the Hendry County Fairgrounds Rodeo Complex. The University of Florida will get $300,000 to make a plan that shows how community supervision of felons can be moved from the state to county sheriffs. More than $3 million will go to building a shooting range in northern Palm Beach County. And, of course, there are a lot more.

With so much money going to so many things paid by taxpayers, Bob’s Carpet Mart and Flooring would like to help homeowners and business owners save some money. To make this happen, we are offering a great carpet sale. This is not some verbose ploy which politicians seem to love, but rather a simple, straightforward carpet sale that will save our customers money on their new flooring products.

Our carpet sale is not about trying to get rid of our older stock. It is about putting our fine flooring products on sale, and this includes our best flooring products. We consider this one of the best carpet sales taking place in the Tampa Bay area.

There may not be much we can do as taxpayers to slow down the outpouring of tax dollars, but there is something we can do to help our customers keep some of their hard-earned cash. We have 15 stores available for you to shop at in order to take advantage of our carpet sale. Please come in and ask any questions you may have concerning your need for new flooring.