Re the Feb. 14 article, Florida’s tattered safety net: Florida’s state treasury is blessed with more than $1 billion of additional revenue, resulting in a debate between lawmakers and Gov. Scott as to what to do with it.
The state Senate would like to use the monies to buttress the welfare of the state’s most vulnerable — children, the disabled, and the elderly. The House and Gov. Scott would have it returned to taxpayers in the form of, you guessed it, tax cuts.
Scott has gone so far as to call for permanent reductions in the state’s tax base. This will coincide with permanent reductions in social programs for the most vulnerable. Two adjectives come to mind for application to the House and Scott: callous and irresponsible.
Charles E. Hannemann,