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Florida taxpayers will spend at least $500 million this year to cover the unfunded pension of government workers. These dollars could have been used to support teachers, build roads, attract industry, reduce taxes and so much more. As the 2013 Legislative Session enters its final stage, the Florida Legislature is grappling with reforming Florida’s [...]
According to the most recent economic data, Florida’s economy continued to expand at a modest pace during the month of January 2013.
More than 150 business and political leaders are gathering today to secure Florida’s transportation future at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Transportation Summit. In partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, leaders are working to find solutions on transportation issues facing our state – logistics and trade, mobility, moving people and goods, and funding and [...]
These are exciting times at the Foundation and I am honored to serve as your Foundation Chair.
National labor unions and other opponents of free enterprise are targeting Florida’s business community through mandated leave proposals. With the backing of big labor, including national groups based out of Washington, D.C., these efforts have already begun in Orange County and in Miami-Dade. The big unions are using these referendums to create local crises to [...]
If you want to know why your paycheck shrunk–ask Congress and President Obama. Many hardworking Floridians are surprised and disappointed to learn that their paychecks are smaller because President Obama and Congress decided to raise their payroll taxes and take more out of their hard-earned pay. Lost in the dramatic debates in Washington on [...]
It must be a publishing requirement that every business book chapter start with a quote. Perhaps once a unique approach with impact, it’s now far overdone much like the endless rip offs of the unknown copywriters who first crafted the advertising tagline “Got Milk?” or creatively sequenced “Three. Word. Slogans.”
Life became complex after I advanced from Miss Muzzey’s second grade class. It seems she set me up for failure, if not just well-intentioned disillusionment. It was through the daily drilling of math flash cards in her class that I adopted the view that all problems must have just one answer. Three plus seven equals ten—and only ten. Two times four equals eight. You get the picture.
On the worst of days, my glass is at least half full. Even then I’m convinced it’s just a matter of time before it is overflowing again. Writing with the final results of Election Day hours from being known, my glass appears nearly empty. My fear is that something is just not right in America. These united states seem directionless. Worse yet, I fear our nation will move from wandering to lost. I guess I need to know there is still a point to America.