Keep an eye on your mailboxes, Florida: Americans for Prosperity-Florida is out with a new mailer.
The statewide organization launched a direct mail campaign Monday in districts of state lawmakers who supported a proposal (HB 7005) Enterprise Florida and other economic incentive programs. The mailer, according to the organization, is meant to “educate citizens in the districts of legislators that voted to eliminate corporate welfare.”
“Corporate welfare is the result of government, at any level, picking winners and losers by redistributing our hard-earned tax dollars to big business and special interests. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The leaders of the Florida House that have voted for H.B. 7005, vote to level the playing field for Florida’s small businesses and taxpayers,” said Chris Hudson, the organization’s state director, in a statement. “We’re hopeful that the Florida Senate will also heed the calls for good stewardship and fiscal responsibility, that they pick up H.B. 7005, and pass a responsible budget without Enterprise Florida that promotes a rigged system against the citizens they serve.”
Americans for Prosperity-Florida has led the charge against economic incentives. According to the organization, the mailer is part of “a robust effort to educate Floridians” about the proposal.
The House voted 87-28 to approve the measure, gaining support from about half of the chamber’s Democrats.