Questions for Florida Dem gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum

American Thinker:

Andrew Gillum, endorsed by socialist Bernie Sanders, is the Democratic gubernatorial nominee for Florida.  The following is from his “Economy and Jobs” webpage as it appeared October 7, 2018:

Andrew has proposed the “Fair Share for Florida’s Future” Plan to finally make real investments in our public schools and working families – and ask the richest corporations to pay a little more of their fair share.

“… fair share”?  Exactly how does Gillum define this term?  Exactly at what point does a share become “fair” or “unfair”?  We hear this term by adolescents and the left all the time.  Now Gillum, as a candidate for governor, is proposing an increase (that is, “a little more”) in corporate taxes based on it.  So what exactly does it mean?  By exactly what standards does Gillum decide that the current rate is “unfair” and that his proposed rate would be “fair,” or “more fair”?



“… real investments in our public schools”?  Through state and local expenditures, Florida spends in excess of $20 billion annually on public education.  Exactly what is “unreal” about those expenditures?

“… the richest corporations”?  So Gillum is not going to have all corporations pay their “fair share,” but only the “richest” ones?  That is, he’s going to have a progressive corporate tax rate?  What exactly will that progressive rate be?

By adjusting our state corporate tax level to a modest 7.75%, which allows our richest corporations to receive a tax cut and keeps our corporate tax rate more than 1% lower than California, we’ll be able to recoup at least $1 billion and put it where we need it most – investing in our future.

“… 7.75%”?  Yes, that’s what (on top of the 21% federal tax) the richest will pay, but what will “not richest” corporations pay?  Where is the progression of the rate?  Or is there is no progression?  Then why does Gillum suggest that there is?

(Is it because, on people, Florida has no state income tax?  Which means that Gillum cannot target “rich people” – it has to be “rich corporations” instead?  Because, whatever the proposal is, the word “rich” – to suggest that someone else will be paying – has to be included?)

“… a modest 7.75%”?  Mr.  Gillum fails to disclose that current rate is 5.5%, making Gillum’s proposal a 2.25% increase over that rate.  A 2.25% increase over a 5.5% increase is a 41% increase.  If Gillum paid rent (and “the richest corporations” did not pay it for him) and it went from $500 to $705, or $1,000 to $1,410, would he call that a “modest” increase?  keep reading

SNIP: FFS! This dude is 0bama + Hillary on Speed.

12 Comments on Questions for Florida Dem gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum

  1. He released a video of him going with one of his city utility crews assessing dAmages. He did a slip of rhe tongue and accidentally said reparations when he meant repairs.

  2. With literally dozens of unsubstantiated claims of sexual assault against you, how will your campaign respond if even one of the allegations are proven credible?

  3. Yo Florida!!! Flatten this guy with a steamroller

    Not like you needed to hear that from me. I’m just a guy who lives in Virginia who has two Democrat Senators, a Democrat Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General.

    Friends don’t let friends vote Democrat.

    I am so ashamed of my state.

  4. ISTG if elected he is going to monkey up the state of Florida.

    Ron DeSantis gets my vote.

    When DeSantis wins there will be flying monkeys throwing poo everywhere.

  5. I’m calling Bullshit! on needing more money ‘invested’ in schools.

    The amount of money spent on transportation to haul kids to/from sports and other activities is enormous. The further you go West….the distances/costs increase.

    Also….why the hell are my tax dollars being spent to feed kids breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lunch is okay….but other meals? It’s the parents responsibility.

    The money is not being spent on education.

  6. @.45-70:

    The money is not being spent on education.

    Ain’t that the truth. The money is being spent on educationist administrators, pensions, and (indirectly) union dues.

  7. Socialism: that truly greedy approach to economics which creates the lack of resources through its promise of entitlements and then requires hard-working, wealthy Capitalists to pay for.

    Socialist: a greedy person who wants all the blessings of another’s wealth while simultaneously repudiating them and their means of prosperity as “a failed system.”

  8. I’m in Florida & this commie will not be elected. My God, liberals hate Trump so much they’d vote for this loser? UGGGGGGG


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