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Florida Subsidizes Gun Makers while Cutting Spending on Mental Health and School Safety

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:55 AM
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Florida Subsidizes Gun Makers while Cutting Spending on Mental Health and School Safety

Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Lawmakers in Florida consider tax breaks for gun manufacturers a higher priority than funding for mental health or school safety.

Last year, the legislature eliminated $1.8 million from school safety programs, while Governor Rick Scott vetoed $5.7 million for mental health services.

But lawmakers made sure $10 million in taxpayer money was available to help weapons makers, as well as Hollywood production companies and video game designers that produce violent entertainment.

The state government also made it easier and cheaper to buy high-powered weapons, by cutting the cost of obtaining a weapons license by $5.

Florida ranks 48th in per capita mental health funding. (Only Idaho and Texas spend less.)

Some of the gun manufacturers that have benefitted from tax incentives include Colt Manufacturing Co., which enjoyed a $1.6 million deal in December 2011, after it opened a new regional headquarters in Osceola County. Another recipient was Kel Tec CNC, a handgun maker that received nearly $15,000 in state money to train its employees. A third firearms producer, Adams Arms, was given $200,000 for creating 29 jobs in Pasco County.

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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

 


 

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Lawmakers in Florida consider tax breaks for gun manufacturers a higher priority than funding for mental health or school safety


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numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Wait a min, Wasn't it Obama who gave Nascar, hollywood and whiskey from Puerto rico a big break with his"fiscal Cliff" bill??

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

 This hs nothing to do with the OP, however WHO gave them??

Better check the LEGISLATION that Obama doesn't WRITE...ask Issa....

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Wait a min, Wasn't it Obama who gave Nascar, hollywood and whiskey from Puerto rico a big break with his"fiscal Cliff" bill??

 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM

 

He gives the final approval.  You want to talk about Pork in bils well they ALL do it

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 This hs nothing to do with the OP, however WHO gave them??

Better check the LEGISLATION that Obama doesn't WRITE...ask Issa....

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Wait a min, Wasn't it Obama who gave Nascar, hollywood and whiskey from Puerto rico a big break with his"fiscal Cliff" bill??

 


 

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Well they all do it. Bwahhhh- but mom all my friends were jumping off the bridge.

FL- not surprised.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM

 I know your blind hatred of the President clouds your vision, but try and focus on the OP....

the legislature eliminated $1.8 million from school safety programs, while Governor Rick Scott vetoed $5.7 million for mental health services.

But lawmakers made sure $10 million in taxpayer money was available to help weapons makers, as well as Hollywood production companies and video game designers that produce violent entertainment.

The state government also made it easier and cheaper to buy high-powered weapons, by cutting the cost of obtaining a weapons license by $5.

Florida ranks 48th in per capita mental health funding. (Only Idaho and Texas spend less.)

Quoting numbr1wmn:

 

He gives the final approval.  You want to talk about Pork in bils well they ALL do it

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 This hs nothing to do with the OP, however WHO gave them??

Better check the LEGISLATION that Obama doesn't WRITE...ask Issa....

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Wait a min, Wasn't it Obama who gave Nascar, hollywood and whiskey from Puerto rico a big break with his"fiscal Cliff" bill??

 

 

 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

 

If they can make it to the Sunshine Skyway, that would be a jump.

Quoting Sisteract:

Well they all do it. Bwahhhh- but mom all my friends were jumping off the bridge.

FL- not surprised.


 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:39 AM

 

I don't Hate anyone. But your a little blind to see that shit goes both ways.  However,  we are NOT responsible to pay for EVERYthing!   Maybe we should be responsible for people who don't feel like wiping their asses.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 I know your blind hatred of the President clouds your vision, but try and focus on the OP....

the legislature eliminated $1.8 million from school safety programs, while Governor Rick Scott vetoed $5.7 million for mental health services.

But lawmakers made sure $10 million in taxpayer money was available to help weapons makers, as well as Hollywood production companies and video game designers that produce violent entertainment.

The state government also made it easier and cheaper to buy high-powered weapons, by cutting the cost of obtaining a weapons license by $5.

Florida ranks 48th in per capita mental health funding. (Only Idaho and Texas spend less.)

Quoting numbr1wmn:

 

He gives the final approval.  You want to talk about Pork in bils well they ALL do it

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 This hs nothing to do with the OP, however WHO gave them??

Better check the LEGISLATION that Obama doesn't WRITE...ask Issa....

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Wait a min, Wasn't it Obama who gave Nascar, hollywood and whiskey from Puerto rico a big break with his"fiscal Cliff" bill??

 

 

 

 


 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:09 PM

 Still refusing to answer to the OP..

Focus

Last year, the legislature eliminated $1.8 million from school safety programs, while Governor Rick Scott vetoed $5.7 million for mental health services.

But lawmakers made sure $10 million in taxpayer money was available to help weapons makers, as well as Hollywood production companies and video game designers that produce violent entertainment.

The state government also made it easier and cheaper to buy high-powered weapons, by cutting the cost of obtaining a weapons license by $5.

Florida ranks 48th in per capita mental health funding. (Only Idaho and Texas spend less

Quoting numbr1wmn:

 

I don't Hate anyone. But your a little blind to see that shit goes both ways.  However,  we are NOT responsible to pay for EVERYthing!   Maybe we should be responsible for people who don't feel like wiping their asses.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 I know your blind hatred of the President clouds your vision, but try and focus on the OP....

the legislature eliminated $1.8 million from school safety programs, while Governor Rick Scott vetoed $5.7 million for mental health services.

But lawmakers made sure $10 million in taxpayer money was available to help weapons makers, as well as Hollywood production companies and video game designers that produce violent entertainment.

The state government also made it easier and cheaper to buy high-powered weapons, by cutting the cost of obtaining a weapons license by $5.

Florida ranks 48th in per capita mental health funding. (Only Idaho and Texas spend less.)

Quoting numbr1wmn:

 

He gives the final approval.  You want to talk about Pork in bils well they ALL do it

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 This hs nothing to do with the OP, however WHO gave them??

Better check the LEGISLATION that Obama doesn't WRITE...ask Issa....

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Wait a min, Wasn't it Obama who gave Nascar, hollywood and whiskey from Puerto rico a big break with his"fiscal Cliff" bill??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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LMAO you telling me to focus?  LMAO

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