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Like Trump, Richard Corcoran accused of admiring Moscow-style leadership

Richard Corcoran accused of Soviet-style leadership


Richard Corcoran accused of Soviet-style leadership



That's the tongue in cheek charge from Miami Beach mayor and likely Democratic candidate for governor Philip Levine, a staunch critic of the Florida legislature's efforts to bar local governments from -- among other things -- restricting travel rental sites like Airbnb in their communities. Levine, a wealthy entrepreneur, notes that Warren Buffet lets the management of companies he invests in make their own decisions about what's best for the businesses.

"He's modeling himself after his mentor, Donald Trump, " Levine said of Florida House Speaker Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, another potential gubernatorial candidate in 2018. "We know Donald Trump has the highest regard for Vladmir Putin. which is post-Soviet. But it's interesting that Richard is more interested in the Soviet style of economics, where he believes in central planning out of Moscow. The greatest investor of our time, Warren Buffet, believes the opposite, which is local control. Then again, Richard Corcoran has never built or operated any (business) in his entire life, so I'm not sure his opinion on how to get the most out of anything would really matter."

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:34am]


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