NEWS RELEASE July 25, 2008 For Immediate Release
Encouraging Words from Mary McCarty
Boca Raton, FL – In a quote published today in the Palm Beach Post, Mary McCarty said, “…someone should come in with new ideas. People want us to continue all services without paying for it.”
Karl Dickey, Libertarian candidate for the 2010 race for Palm Beach County Commission, has put forth responsible new ideas and feels the time is right for the public to embrace those ideas. Mr. Dickey expects to be elected to Mary McCarty’s seat on the commission as she will be term-limited out of office.
Some of those ideas are allowing senior citizens the option not to pay the school tax found on their property tax bill, dramatically reducing the county government’s budget resulting in dramatically lower property taxes, encouraging the county sheriff to prioritize his focus on crimes with actual victims, and improving the education for Palm Beach County students.
Karl Dickey said this morning, “It is encouraging to see Mary McCarty embrace the notion of bringing in someone with new ideas to her seat on the county commission. The status quo we have seen over the past several years has brought us to this point of crisis. The county commission has, for too long, engaged in reckless spending that we will continue to pay for years to come. New ideas will not come from the same, conventional parties, but from fresh blood. An responsible outsider like myself can bring about the change Palm Beach County needs to get back on its feet and act responsibly when times are difficult and when times are good.”
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Libertarian Party of Florida
P.O. Box 3012, Winter Park, Florida 32790 800.478.0555 www.lpf.org
Contact: Karl Dickey, Chairman 561.237.5586 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS RELEASE July 17, 2008 For Immediate Release
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Local Governments Working to Circumvent Message from the Public
Winter Park, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) is amazed at the power-hungry politicians who seem to have a ferocious appetite for additional tax dollars even though the Florida voters have clearly stated that they want to pay less taxes. This addiction to force money out of the pockets of hard working Floridians can be seen in county commissioners and city councils throughout the state.
On January 31, 2008, Florida voters sent an overwhelming message to both our state and local governments that they had reached the breaking point of being overtaxed and were in need of relief. Yet as new budget proposals are brought forth from Palm Beach County to the City of Orlando to Pensacola, it is clear these local politicians haven’t gotten the message and continue to find ways to take up either current levels of spending or actually increase their spending.
Karl Dickey, chairman of the LPF said this morning, “I am saddened that our county and city officials continue down this avenue of classic ‘tax and spend’ policies rather than reign in the wasteful spending. Rather than listen to the will of the people, our elected officials have considerable trouble finding items to eliminate from their upcoming budgets.”
The Libertarian Party of Florida encourages all Floridians to write to their local elected officials and attend upcoming public hearings on their local government budgets to make certain their voice is heard. We would also encourage the public to vote in the many Libertarians running for offices across the state (http://lpf.org/candidates.htm) as it is clear the Republicans and Democrats haven’t heard that clear message sent on January 31st.
So Jodi and I returned from Vegas very early this morning on the red eye. We were there to attend the LSLA meeting happening this past weekend.
I don’t mind saying that it will be sometime before I visit Vegas again unless I am doing a quick stop over to catch a Cirque de Soleil show – then jump right back out of town. People seem to mistake Vegas (and Nevada in general) as a Libertarian thinking town – nothing could be further from the truth.
Nonetheless, we enjoyed seeing and meeting several Libertarians from around the country including the Libertarian Presidential Debate on the 16th. There were some quality people there and look forward to seeing them and more in May at our National Convention .