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Group Proposes Government Spending Cap

October 14th, 2008 by flanews

Floridians may have a chance to vote for a government spending cap. The National Federation of Independent Business launched a campaign aimed at placing a tax cap on local government spending. The cap would limit budget growth to the rate of inflation. The plan would require a majority vote by citizens to allow governments to raise taxes. Small business owner Kimberly Abelon says the plan would allow citizens to hold local governing officials accountable.

Politicians that do a good efficient job of spending our money arent going to have any problems convincing 51 percent of the population to agree to a tax increase, but politicians who are inefficient and wasteful are going to have a greater challenge. As a small business owner, my customer demand accountability and efficiency from me. Shouldnt I receive the same thing from my local government, said Abelon.

The campaign is hoping to get enough support to place its plan on the 2010 ballot as a constitutional amendment.

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