Dan Gelbar on Democrat Response by Mitch E. Perry03/07/06
As you just heard, Governor Bush talked proudly about giving out more than a billion dollars in tax cuts this yearÃ¢â‚¬Â¦But if he does so, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be doing it against the wishes of most of the citizens in Florida.
According polling data collected last month, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, registered voters in Florida told pollsters for Quinnipiac University of Connecticut that they would prefer this year's budget surplus to be spent on other state needs..And that includes64 percent of declared independents.
Dan Gelbar is the Democratic Speaker Designate from Miami Beach. WMNF asked him what the Democrats would do with part of the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s expected $3.8 billion dollar surplus (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and rate reductionÃ¢â‚¬?)