TALLAHASSEE The Republican Party of Florida today released the following ad, "Morning to Night," highlighting CFO Alex Sink's support of higher taxes, which affect Floridians morning, noon, and night.
The RPOF independently purchased the television advertisement Morning to Night. The Party has begun sponsoring and airing the advertisement today in select broadcast and cable markets throughout Florida.
Text Transcript of "Morning to Night":
ANNOUNCER: Alex Sink is always with you,
When you brush your teeth in the morning(Sink backed higher taxes on water)
Buying a donut on the way to work (Sink backed higher sales taxes)
Putting in a long day on the job (Sink backed higher payroll taxes)
When its time to head on home (Sink backed higher property taxes)
Then, maybe watching some TV (Sink backed a higher tax on cable TV)
Turning off the lights to hit the sack (Sink backed a higher tax on electric)
Liberal Alex Sink Higher Taxes Morning, noon and night.
The Governor's Commission on Education, which includes some of Florida's most prominent business people, recommended Thursday that the state expand a utilities tax used for school construction. The 2.5 percent tax, now charged on the gross receipts of electricity, natural and manufactured gas and telecommunication services also would be applied to water, sewer, cable and solid waste utilities. Among the [Commission] members are Richard Nunis, chairman of Walt Disney Attractions; Stewart Turley, chairman of Eckerd Corp.; Alvin R. Carpenter, president of CSX Transportation; and Alex Sink, president of Florida Banking Group for NationsBank. Sink pushed the group to take a stronger stand Thursday, saying their recommendation should be to impose the utilities tax all at once. ˜We ought to say we have a crisis, and this is what we really think should happen, she said. ˜If the politics go the other way, so be it. But Sink's recommendation failed on an 18-12 vote. (Diane Rado, Commission: Expand Tax To Build More Schools, St. Petersburg Times, 2/28/97)
Raising the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent would generate about $10 billion over three years. Democrats and school officials said today's rally would leave major imprint. This is an amazing turnout and your voices will make a difference today, said Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, a Democrat. Keep those phone calls coming. Keep those e-mails coming. (Josh Hafenbrack, Hopping-Mad Parents Chant, ˜No More Cuts, Sun-Sentinel, 3/18/09)
According To A Candidate Survey By The St. Petersburg Times, Sink Says She Supports ˜Obama's Health Care Plan." (Cristina Silva, â€œWhere They Stand, St. Petersburg Times, 8/22/10)
The top Democrat in Florida government urged voters Tuesday to oppose the property tax amendment on next week's ballot, saying the tax savings are not worth the cuts to public services. But don't expect to see Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's face splashed across billboards or television ads criticizing Amendment 1. Sink voiced her opposition only when a reporter asked her opinion Tuesday. (Cristina Silva and Steve Bousquet, Tax Vote Foes Speak Softly, St. Petersburg Times, 1/23/08) ###
VIDEO CREDIT: floridagop
TEXT CREDIT: The Republican Party of Florida