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Letter: Scott’s privatization effort tries to exclude voters from deliberations

Letter: Scott’s privatization effort tries to exclude voters from deliberations

Pat Giancola, Vero Beach

Letter: Scott’s privatization effort tries to exclude voters from deliberation.

I received an email today from Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO mobilization coordinator informing me of two pieces of legislation that the governor and his cronies are trying to pass regarding privatization of state services without any review.

I find it appalling that legislators want to change the rules to hide the economic impact of privatization from voters so they can reward special interests with contracts even when they cost more and are less efficient.

This type of cronyism will only led to eliminating thousands of jobs at a time when Florida’s working families need them most.

I have become very disgusted with the way we as Americans have allowed the government to disintegrate to the level it is at now. If we continue to turn a blind eye to these wrongs, we will have no say left, because we gave it all away by not speaking up and demanding an accounting from our elected officials.

If we don’t open our mouths and say “stop,” we are on our way to voiding all accountability and performance standards for state contracts.

Please write to your state representatives and ask them to block this legislation; tell them it’s time for them to do the job we elected them to do. Remind them that if they don’t, we have an unalienable right to remove them from the offices they hold.