Friday, June 29, 2018

Some thoughts about Jeff Greene Candidate for Fl Governor

Problem is that “money" he is talking about is yours and not his.

St. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin, So You Want to Blog.
I have been watching the TV ads for Jeff Greene’s gubernatorial campaign. The first one is a sort of historical background piece emphasizing Greene’s early years. Like many Greene had a shaky start in his life and has overcome adversity to become extremely successful.
You can get a good bio in Wikipedia Jeff Greene.
The TV spot would leave you believe that Greene has a good knowledge of what it’s like to be poor and struggling. That could well be true.
The problem I see is Greene’s net worth is estimated at just over$3.0 Billion dollars, and that is a long way from reality of living in low rent housing and not having health insurance.
Greene asserts he wants to help those who are down and out and wants to pour money into the state’s educational system.
Problem is that “money" he is talking about is yours and not his.
When you have a lot of money it is easy to fall into the “money can fix everything” mode of operation, because it usually does.
The real problem here is Florida with Governor Scott has spent eight years leaning out Tallahassee, cutting budgets and lowering taxes.
Be it Jeff Greene or any other Democrat the cost to move to a more welfare centric state government will be costly and stressful. Even given the balanced budget rtequirement, adding social programs, increasing teacher salaries and moving to Medicaid will put pressure on other state initiatives.
Greene may have the least in-depth understanding of these issues and how to go about putting into place his commitments.
Be sure to watch the TV commercials and the debates and see if there is any substance and planning behind the rhetoric.
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