House Bill 187
Bubba Army and friends of the Bubba The Love SpongeÂ® Show this is yet another bill that disregards any personal responsibility, and blames legal businesses for choices made by individuals. Representative Daryl Rouson is pushing House Bill 187 that would add a 25% tax on top of the sales tax already being paid on various types of “pipes”. This is typical big government legislating morality through extremely high taxes. Politicians have been irresponsible in their spending, now they are attempting to tax and fine their way out of the budget shortfalls the state is facing instead of looking at their own wasteful spending.
Below is a sample letter you may use to send to your representative or state senator, please feel free to add your thoughts as well. Also below are links to where you can find your house representative or state senator. Thank you for your participation and voicing your opinion in regards to this issue.
Dear ________________ ,
I am writing you to voice my opposition to House Bill 187 which would add more taxes on merchandise already taxed in the State of Florida. This bill is an attempt to legislate morality through extremely high taxes. This assault on the personal liberties of the citizens of Florida is simply unacceptable. Also a lot of these glass blown pieces are art and are purchased as such. It is not the place of legislators in this state to worry about such trivial things.
This bill would hurt the local tax revenue as many of the stores that sell this merchandise would go out of business. These are small business owners who pay taxes and employ people. In our current times of businesses closing this bill is the last thing we need. I am urging your strong opposition to this bill, as it would take yet another one of our freedoms away and close many good businesses.
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