This is not the first such attack, but it is the first that the TEA Party has been mentioned.
I feel compelled write a response.
Here are the facts as I see them.
Always follow the money
First, who is the "Right Side of The Lake"?
It is written and published by Don Magruder, manager of RoMac Lumber.
Follow the money.
If the hospitals build something, who stands to make a profit off of the cost of building materials?
After this and other malicious articles, do you think RoMac might be first in line?
A typical liberal approach.
Attack the person, not the facts.
According to the current article, Marilyn Bainter is portrayed as a tree hugging animal lover who loves animals more than humans.
Talk to Marilyn for a moment and you know this is hogwash.
Follow the money
Our tax dollars are paid to the hospitals without oversight.
Let's say they purchase hospital supplies (bed pans/needles/etc.) at top dollar.
Why negotiate for the best price when it is possible that end of year rebates may happen.
Rebates; to whom would they be paid?
Lake County residents whose taxes purchased the supplies?
Not on your life, those rebates might be paid to the hospital's parent organization in Orlando.
This may not happen, but you'll never know because there is
no accountability for your tax dollars.
Leesburg Regional and Life Stream Behavioral
How much of their services are provided to residents of Sumter and Marion counties?
You'll never know because there is no accountability for your tax dollars.
Not so much as a thank you to Lake County residents who subsidize these operations.
Did you know Sumter and Marion counties do not have a hospital tax?
As written, you'd think if it were not for the North Lake Hospital Tax indigents would be turned away from the door.
What about Medicaid? Are we not paying indirectly for indigent care through Medicaid
then directly through our tax dollars?
Follow the money
Is the tax Constitutional?
The Hospitals are all profitable with profits exceeding the amount received in taxes.
Why are your hard earned tax dollars being spent to increase the profits of private businesses?
Let's see "The Right Side of The Lake" or anyone else defend the Constitutionality
of the North Lake Hospital Tax.
Follow The Money
There is NO ONE but Marilyn Bainter and a handful of patriots defending the taxpayers of Lake County.
Every single entity involved in this tax is making a profit off of your tax dollars
except Marilyn Bainter and the North Lake TEA Party.
Do you NOT care that your tax dollars are being paid to profitable Corporate medical facilities?
I am outraged.
Contact your State Legislators
Senator Alan Hays: 352-742-6441; email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Larry Metz: 352-742-6275; email; email@example.com
Is it because this is such a small part of your tax bill that you are silent about this unconstitutional tax?