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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:09 PM

So you think Republicans are good at protecting the public's money? Think again.

Florida forgave $124.2 million in taxes and fines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) For the third year in a row, Florida is giving up on collecting more than $100 million in taxes, fees and fines owed the state.

But the amount of money the state is walking away from continues to grow. Data released this past month shows that the state forgave $124.2 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Florida in 2011 wrote off $110.5 million as uncollectable, while the number was more than $109 million the year before

The overall amount of money that Florida is losing is small compared with the size of the state's annual $70 billion budget. But the failure to collect the money comes amid year after year of state budget cuts.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-ap-unpaid-florida-taxes-20121224,0,4157522.story

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Reply So you think Republicans are good at protecting the public's money? Think again. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 OP
WCGreen Dec 2012 #1
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #2
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #3
samsingh Dec 2012 #4

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:13 PM

1. It's enough to fund head start programs...

I wonder who owes that money that is deemed noncollectable.

It could be from Probate and foreclosure.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:14 PM

2. Or from stubborn anti-government types that don't want to pay taxes.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

3. I thought bad management was the whole point of electing

republicans.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:28 PM

4. as in everything in life, repugs are criminally stupid in managing our money and the economy

deficits soar under repugs and get brought down under Democrats.

stupid, crazy, moronic repugs

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