It?s our turn here in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. There is a lot of activity going on and all the media hype on the polls can make it pretty intimidating to ascertain what exactly is going on. So, no matter what your political affiliation is or what trash talk you hear in the media, I would encourage you to ignore it and vote your conscience. Of course it helps if you know a little more about the person you are going to be voting for. I personally try to look at their past record as an indicator and not rely on what others think. If you are one of those that is sitting on the fence and think that your Vote in the Primary is not worth the effort, I would ask that you reconsider. If you don?t vote, then you loose your ability to help direct the course of history that will shape the direction of our county, as it moves forward into the future. Every VOTE does count. As they say in show business ?It ain’t over till the fat lady sings?, in this case it is not over until the votes are all counted or even recounted as it may be!. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE POLLS, they are often baseless, inaccurate and just plain wrong!
Besides voting for in this primary election for a Presidential Candidate, here in Florida we have another very important vote. That is for a constitutional amendment that affects property taxes for all home owners and business; that is Amendment # 1.
Weather you are for or against this, you should do yourself a favor and check out this online calculator to determine your actual ?tax equity? While there has been media spin on this a plenty both Pro and Con, I can say this from past experience on a similar vote on property taxes (I experienced in another State several years ago). Local and State officials do not like to cut taxes. What this means is that they will have to work like you and I and and try to live within their means. They will try scare tactics to prevent you from taking any action that might impede on their ability to spend like a drunken sailor. Fiscal responsibility is what they are trying to avoid. I won?t try to sway you one way or the other, just do your part and get out and Vote.