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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Palm Beach Post: "Florida CFO Atwater calls Greece ‘fiscally irresponsible nation’"

7/14/2015

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“Florida CFO Atwater calls Greece ‘fiscally irresponsible nation’”
Palm Beach Post
Written by John Kennedy
July 13, 2015
For Full Article Click HERE
 
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, used the latest Greek bailout Monday as an opportunity for a little compare and contrast to his home state’s finances.
 
Unlike the government in Athens, Atwater said, Florida keeps a close handle on its borrowing and spending.
 
 
“This morning, the world watched as a fiscally irresponsible nation – one with a population roughly half the size of Florida – accepted a bailout that lands squarely on the backs of its own people,” Atwater said in what was billed as a open letter to Floridians.
 
“This is exactly why, in Florida, our focus remains on maintaining our fiscal integrity. We have made difficult financial decisions, and we have weathered a profound recession well by respecting that every dollar spent on taxes is a dollar taken from Florida’s families and businesses.”
 
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To read the CFO’s open letter to Floridians, click HERE.