Category Archives: Taxes & Fees

All blog posts related to County and City taxation and fees

That fishy smell is coming from Sanford City Hall

Completely unbeknownst to the citizens of Sanford their elected and appointed leaders at City Hall are plotting to ruin one of Sanford’s most respected and cherished restaurants—Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant. Even worse, they are colluding on this matter without any hint … Continue reading

Posted in City of Sanford, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 2 Comments

It isn’t reform that needed; it’s enforcement!

  The airways have been flooded these past few weeks with obfuscation and superfluous rhetoric about the need for drastic and effective immigration policy reform.  Why?  There are plenty of effective and just laws already on the books that clearly … Continue reading

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Wailing & Gnashing of Teeth in Sanford & Broadway

My, oh my.  Not since the electric 2009 debate over the half-cent sales tax increase has the county witnessed so much wailing and gnashing of teeth over an issue like the sales tax distribution in Lee County.  County commissioners have … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, City of Sanford, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees, Town of Broadway | 1 Comment

You are Wrong, Ann McCracken. Someone Always Pays!

  Ann McCracken, Lee County Democratic Party’s newly anointed party chair, in her post-Obamacare decision gloat, made a very profound statement. “People should not have to pay for their healthcare…”  Why not Ann?  Who will?  Nothing in life is free, … Continue reading

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Wealth Redistribution- Unfairness in Lee County Taxing Policy

  The allocation of sales and property taxes in Lee County has become an ugly point of divisiveness.  This issue really needs to be a point of healthy debate. This argument shouldn’t be about those mean old conservative commissioners trying to … Continue reading

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Obama’s “Job” on Your Next IRS 1040 Form

That loud sucking noise you’re hearing today is the vaccuum being created by PBO and his cronies in Washington, D.C. as they whisk away the traditional deductions we’ve all become accustomed to over the past several decades.  Yes, you got it right, that “Jobs Bill” has to … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Election 2012, Jobs & Workforce Development, Taxes & Fees | 7 Comments

Charades

I searched for a metaphor to describe Dr. Jeffrey Moss and the Lee County school board’s actions this past budget cycle.  I mused for days about the unusual behaviors of Moss, Tatum, Williams, Smith, Smith, and Bonardi.  They demonstrated genuine disrespect and … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Education, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees | 1 Comment