Economic Growth & Tax Relief

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There is an undeniable link between the private sector growth and the stagnation that occurs when government hovers overhead. The authority to tax should be used with great care, always with an eye toward reducing rates whenever possible. Taxes should not be a way to penalize prosperity, but to reasonably fund the core functions of government. When taxes balloon, economies shrink. When government spends more, businesses create fewer jobs.

Where government can best assist is by facilitating, not regulating job creators and giving communities the tools they need to address infrastructure, education and accountability.

When it comes to rural economic development, the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is best situated to be the state’s one-stop shop. A track record of marketing Florida agricultural products, coupled with expertise in what works in the rural setting, the Department should be a key asset to rural communities and the Commissioner their champion-in-chief.