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DeSantis just said FL had the biggest surplus ever and they were well situated because no taxes or (Original Post) Samrob Sep 2022 OP
He's gonna sprain his arm patting himself on the back. catbyte Sep 2022 #1
Pat himself on the back? In that tight suit? Demovictory9 Sep 2022 #19
Property taxes in Florida are higher than heck. No state Meadowoak Sep 2022 #2
So he's lying ...... Lovie777 Sep 2022 #3
After I Read Your Post... ProfessorGAC Sep 2022 #5
property taxes are high? Just wondering what they're like. The value of Florida CharleyDog Sep 2022 #8
Florida property taxes are some of the highest in the nation. Meadowoak Sep 2022 #12
Sounds exactly like Texas...exactly... LeftInTX Sep 2022 #13
They are? My 1900 square foot block home is 2,075 dollars a year. jimfields33 Sep 2022 #14
Won't somebody cut him a check. He can't stop saying... dchill Sep 2022 #4
Our gas holiday starts on Saturday. jimfields33 Sep 2022 #15
Electioneering. dchill Sep 2022 #20
Not smart to stop November 1st. jimfields33 Sep 2022 #21
A pretext... lame54 Sep 2022 #6
If they have a surplus and collect no taxes to speak of, that must mean they don't Vinca Sep 2022 #7
and the state skims off the aid for COVID relief, takes it from Medicaid dollars, Education monies, CharleyDog Sep 2022 #9
I don't believe this ass for a second RussBLib Sep 2022 #10
They are mostly a gimmick economy TheRealNorth Sep 2022 #11
Property insurance is sky high. Insurers have been leaving the state. OrlandoDem2 Sep 2022 #16
That's because of roofers defrauding the insurance companies. jimfields33 Sep 2022 #22
This message was self-deleted by its author OrlandoDem2 Sep 2022 #17
Sales tax edhopper Sep 2022 #18

catbyte

(34,013 posts)
1. He's gonna sprain his arm patting himself on the back.
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:12 PM
Sep 2022

And the ass-kissing his underlings are giving him are very Trumpian. I had to stop watching, ugh.

ProfessorGAC

(63,855 posts)
5. After I Read Your Post...
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:21 PM
Sep 2022

...I checked and found Florida has a median household income that's $17,0]0+ lower than here in Illinois.
That's a pretty substantial difference.
Your last sentence seems pretty accurate.
There are only 13 states lower.

CharleyDog

(754 posts)
8. property taxes are high? Just wondering what they're like. The value of Florida
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:38 PM
Sep 2022

property must be declining, all that property damage we're witnessing, it's staggering. And then
reports that insurance rates are so high many cannot afford trustworthy home insurance and Florida allows
bare-bones coverage for the loan, not flood insurance. It look like everybody loses, and that's not good for property value. If people
begin to believe climate change is real, that melting the glaciers is inevitable and Florida will be underwater in
the near future, will people buy houses there? Who wants to live with tidal surge and the prospect of floods always looming.

LeftInTX

(24,269 posts)
13. Sounds exactly like Texas...exactly...
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:46 PM
Sep 2022

Property taxes are through the roof, however corporations have tax abatements and pay almost no property taxes. WalMart, Lowes, Home Depot do not pay property tax...Homeowners are stuck with the bill.

jimfields33

(15,179 posts)
14. They are? My 1900 square foot block home is 2,075 dollars a year.
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:51 PM
Sep 2022

That’s not bad. But I moved from Maryland where property taxes were 8200 a year for 2story 2300 square foot house so maybe it’s all relative.

dchill

(38,083 posts)
4. Won't somebody cut him a check. He can't stop saying...
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:19 PM
Sep 2022

..."Cut us a check..." Right. We'll just keep cutting checks until the bootstraps kick in. We know you'll administrate everything fairly and above board.

jimfields33

(15,179 posts)
15. Our gas holiday starts on Saturday.
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:53 PM
Sep 2022

Gas prices are dropping big-time in Florida. Only for a month though. This was planned a year ago or something.

Vinca

(50,084 posts)
7. If they have a surplus and collect no taxes to speak of, that must mean they don't
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:22 PM
Sep 2022

provide any services for the public. You can't have it both ways.

CharleyDog

(754 posts)
9. and the state skims off the aid for COVID relief, takes it from Medicaid dollars, Education monies,
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:41 PM
Sep 2022

no doubt.

RussBLib

(8,905 posts)
10. I don't believe this ass for a second
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:42 PM
Sep 2022

There's no way things get all rosy under a Republican administration. The warts will out.

TheRealNorth

(9,384 posts)
11. They are mostly a gimmick economy
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 01:42 PM
Sep 2022

That relies on tourism and the wealth of retirees that is earned in other states. FL would probably be worse than Alabama if it resided above 40 degrees latitude.

OrlandoDem2

(2,061 posts)
16. Property insurance is sky high. Insurers have been leaving the state.
Thu Sep 29, 2022, 02:05 PM
Sep 2022

Property values are so high people can’t buy and rents are out of control.

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