The radical environmentalist plan to implement Agenda 21 is now moving to their next phase in Florida. To further their propaganda campaign they are now branding Agenda 21 policies as “Economic Development”. Read this press release from Rick Scott and Enterprise Florida:
|Florida unveils new economic development brand|
|TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is banking on a catchy new slogan and a logo featuring an orange necktie to attract more businesses to the state.
Gov. Rick Scott and Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership that promotes economic development, announced the state’s new business brand on Thursday in Tallahassee.
The slogan is “Florida is the perfect climate for business.”
The logo is the word “FLORIDA” in green capital letters except for the “I,” which is orange and in the shape of a tie.
Enterprise Florida is seeking $3 million from the state and $1.5 million from private donors for a campaign based on the new brand.
It’s a brand the state, though, must share with University of Miami football coach Al Golden whose trade mark is the orange tie he wears on the sidelines.
The Department of Economic Opportunity along with their public-private partnership with Enterprise Florida is convinced that Florida needs to lead the way Growing Florida’s Green Economy. I am not surprised; recently this quote appeared on the Enterprise Florida web site:
“Floridians understand the undeniable link between sustainability and the economy”.
This strategy has been in the works for years, in 2009, a conference was held in Orlando, hosted by an organization called Green Cities. This was on their conference banner:
“We need to harness economic power — the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace — to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.”
In 2011, Governor Rick Scott created the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO); the idea would be the DEO would focus on policies that would bring new businesses and jobs to Florida. Unfortunately the DEO is being used to advance Agenda 21 policies. Read this excerpt from a recent newspaper article:
“A Florida Department of Economic Opportunity report on the state’s business climate is calling for a statewide strategy to ensure adequate future water supplies and for a statewide energy strategy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.” “DEO calls on the Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection to initiate a statewide process to address economic development, land use, infrastructure and environmental stewardship over a 50-year period.”“Regarding energy, the Department of Economic Opportunity report says Florida can develop talent and innovation economic “clusters” that include “clean” energy. The report also says state and local governments should focus on research and development of new energy sources to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. “Policies need to ensure reliable and cost-effective sources of energy to sustain economic development while helping protect the environment,” the report said.”
The Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida have a corporate welfare program named “Qualified Target Industry”. This is a state government program that will give tax refunds, tax credits, and grants to bring businesses to Florida, including a “green’” business. This incentive program includes refunds on corporate income, sales, ad valorem, intangible personal property, insurance premium, and certain other taxes.
We know that government subsidizing any business or industry is wasteful use of our taxpayer dollars. Many of these subsidized businesses never create the jobs they promised, and many of these subsided businesses have gone bankrupt, this is our money that we will never get back.
For example three companies; Dayjet Corp., Digital Domain and Redpine Healthcare Technologies went bankrupt after accepting state money. It is estimated Digital Domain’s bankruptcy cost the state $20 million.
What’s worse is the Department of Economic Opportunity is using our taxpayer dollars to fund “green business”. The DEO’s favorite industry is what they call “CleanTech” These are Industries that specialize in things like Solar, Biofuels and Smart Grid.
We need to tell the Florida legislature to stop using our money for “green” hand-outs to advance the radical environmentalist agenda.
I will be in Tallahassee next week and I will update you on how we need to stop this endless waste of our money.
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