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Sue Carlton: Governor, have you met 'democracy'?

Times columnist Sue Carlton with a message for Gov. Rick Scott.

I know the world has gone mad, Florida in particular, but let's get this much straight:

Despite the recent budget-signing soiree during which some who disagreed were told to leave, Florida's $69 billion budget does not belong to the governor.

It doesn't belong to Republicans. Not to Democrats, either.

Excuse me for repeating what most of us learned in junior high social studies, but the state budget belongs to all Floridians, ours to agree with or to criticize.

It's America, right? Lately, I feel like I have to ask.

Read the entire column here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 9:03am]


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