Re the Jan. 10 article Legislature returns seeking unity:
This, in a state with a Republican governor and a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.
The article reveals the real players in state government: politicians influenced by corporate, manufacturing, gaming, gunning and healthcare industries.
Moreover, the governor is requesting more than 40 percent of surplus funds to accommodate his personal team of players.
I gather that after the interests of the former group of players are met — perhaps another 40 percent — then, our troubled mental-health programs, programs for sick children, prison agencies and educational institutions will get the leftovers.
When government provides assistance to all these players, they tend to call it incentives.
For sanity’s sake, let’s imagine this legislative body will give us relief from increasing property taxes and homeowners’ insurance premiums that price people out of home-ownership possibilities.
I guess I agree with House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford concerning the governor: “He is one of the few people I know in elected office that has followed through exactly what he said he was going to do.”
And this governor never promised he’d look out for the concerns of average Floridians.