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. Now, he's fighting for the forgotten taxpayer. 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. No more secret deals!
Chris' opponent in the Republican primary is a 16-year career county commissioner who voted twice for sales tax increases that would hit our families, seniors and small businesses hard. He's continuing secret talks to build a $600 Million stadium, and he's hiding the amount of financing needed from taxpayers. He's just voted for more development in Lithia/Pinecrest, which will cause even worse traffic congestion in Brandon.
"Tax-Happy" Hagan pushed for authorization to spend another 10,000 taxpayer dollars for his lawyer to determine if the county could recoup $7,800 in legal fees that the county incurred defending Hagan from ethics complaints.
Now, a draft recommending against assessing those costs to the citizen watchdogs has been released, and Hagan's attack dog lawyer wants to spend even more money fighting against dismissal of Hagan's vindictive request for reimbursement of fees. He requested and received 30 days to amend his petition.Enough is too much! Will professional politicians never learn! Why can't a 16-year career politician comply with both the spirit and letter of the sunshine laws after repeatedly coming up short? Why do taxpayers have to pay his lawyers for his negligence or malfeasance?
Advocate for big box store subsidies & "Hollywood" film incentives.
Professional politicians have discovered the "science" to get elected. That's what Ken "Tax-Happy" Hagan said when asked if he was thinking about running for mayor in Tampa. He said that politics was a science.
One technique is to deny and another is to stonewall. Hagan uses both.
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 that Hagan has adopted. Does Tax-Happy Hagan care what the voters think?
Not when his political science says he can win.
What is Tax-Happy Hagan's political scientific method? Click Learn More below to find out his secret scientific method! (Hint: It's less like science and more like "politics as usual.")
...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. --Joe Henderson - SaintPetersBlog
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."
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