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New Americans For Prosperity video backs Florida House on incentives funding


Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter is out with a new video on the web lending support to Republicans in the Florida House who want to end two of Gov. Rick Scott’s most cherished job incentive programs.

In the 1 minute and 4 second video, a narrator slams government incentive programs.

“It’s called corporate welfare and it hasn’t paid out,” the video proclaims.

The video campaign comes at a time Gov. Rick Scott has been running his own ad campaign in support of fully funding Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida, two agencies that Florida House has threatened with dramatic budget cuts.

“The politicians in Tallahassee don’t get it,” Scott says in the ads running on television statewide. 

Scott’s also now made 20 campaign-like stops around the state, often calling legislators out by name, for voting to kill the program.

AFP Florida officials have lauded House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, for trying to kill job incentive programs like Enterprise Florida.

“It is not the role of government to hand our tax dollars to private companies – that’s not fair, that’s corporate welfare,” said Chris Hudson, AFP Florida’s state director.