State Representative Bob Rommel will continue his crusade to reduce taxes and make Florida the No. 1 place for business, announcing on Tuesday that he will serve as the Chairman of the Taxpayer Protection Caucus on behalf of Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform.
The concept of the Taxpayer Protection Caucus was developed by Americans for Tax Reform as a means of holding the line on new taxes in legislatures throughout the country.
“Taxation at every level of government continues to be the single biggest impediment to economic growth,” said Rommel following the news. “Conservatives in the Florida legislature have already been holding the line on proposed tax increases, but we must remain vigilant. Every year, there is more pressure by third party groups and liberals to raise taxes and increase spending. This caucus will be ready for action and to stop any proposed new taxes.”
Rommel, a Republican who represents Florida’s 106th District, has carved out a reputation of being a legislator who champions small businesses and fights to lower taxes for consumers across the state. He has also fought for tax cuts and reform, spending reform, regulatory reform, and lawsuit reform. All of his efforts have been within the context of his desire to see the Sunshine State become the world’s destination for business.
“One of the important aspects of leadership is making sure to build an infrastructure for carrying important policy goals from one generation to the next. Our caucus will be an important part of helping to stop tax increases in Florida well into the future. I am honored that Grover asked me to take this on, and I look forward to working with ATR on an ongoing basis,” he concluded.
So, when will our Governor, et al, “allow” us to fully reopen business? That seems like a good way to start.