There’s a clear choice for Republican voters in the August primary. Chris Paradies is a leader with a servant's heart, a graduate of West Point and U.S. Army veteran.
Chris Paradies is fighting for taxpayers. He's standing up to special interests that divert your tax dollars from your priorities to line their pockets. He's for closing term limits loopholes and for greater transparency in government.
Chris' opponent in the Republican primary is a 16-year career county commissioner who voted twice for Billions $$$ in sales tax increases that would hit our families, seniors and small businesses hard.
He was the deciding vote for building 131 more homes on Lithia/Pinecrest, increasing traffic congestion, while he's continuing secret talks to build a $800 Million stadium in Tampa, diverting funds that should be allocated to fixing the road congestion he's caused by his irresponsible vote. That's what career politicians do to repay their big money donors.
One vote on the commission makes all the difference.
It's time for the 16-year career politician to go!
Professional politicians have discovered the "science" to get elected. That's what "Tax-Happy" Hagan said when asked if he was thinking about running for mayor in Tampa. He said that politics was a science.
So, that must be why professional politicians just memorize what they are told to say and say it over and over again... (see the video)
Term limits are popular with voters, because term limits are supposed to prevent just the type of too-cozy relationship between professional politicians and their big money donors and arrogance that leads to corruption. We've seen it in Hillsborough County over and over again. Eight years is enough! We need real term limits, or we'll continue to see corruption in Hillsborough County. Does "Tax-Happy" Hagan care what the voters think?
Not when his "political science" says he can win.
Joe Henderson wrote on Saint Petersblog: "...I haven’t always agreed with ["Tax-Happy"] Hagan. He took the lead on offering public subsidies to Bass Pro Shops in exchange for the company putting a store in Brandon. I thought then, and still think now, that it undercut mom-and-pop stores that specialized in outdoor and fishing gear."
(Your were right Joe!)
Infuriating. Unfair. Terrible.
Those are just a few of the printable choice words local sporting goods and outdoors retailers used to describe their reaction to the proposed deal. Those reactions, unwavering among the nearly dozen businesses contacted by the Tampa Bay Times, would seem to foreshadow a packed and angry crowd if the proposal makes it before county commissioners.
"Better than half the people in our industry are out of business," said Tom Mahoney. For 66 years, his T.A. Mahoney marine accessories company has operated just a few miles from the proposed Bass Pro Shops location in east Hillsborough. "They're giving $15 million to a company to put the rest of us out of business."
Note to taxpayers: the county commission compromised and gave away $7 million instead of $15 million. $7 million that could have been used to fix traffic congestion and other priorities of the people of Hillsborough County.
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