Tax plans helping those who need it least?
The property tax reform debate, driven by a Republican Legislature and a populist governor, has focused mostly on helping the people who have shouted the least: homestead property owners already protected from runaway taxes. More here.
"Any solution that focuses on homesteaders is a political solution designed to get politicians re-elected, " said David McKalip, a St. Petersburg neurosurgeon and leader of the citizen group Cut Taxes Now. "It's the populist approach that is classic Charlie Crist and the approach that I'm fearful Marco Rubio is being led toward, " McKalip added. "Rubio is maybe creating his own Tallahassee special."