Let’s deal with Rubio first.
Immediately after his frankly uninspiring and same-old, same-old rebuttal of the State of the Union speech, Rubio introduced an education bill, which would allow taxpayers to subsidize private-school education for poor kids.
According to media reports, “Under Rubio’s legislation, corporations or individuals could annually donate a maximum $100,000 or $4,500, respectively. The money, for which the donor receives a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, flows to a nonprofit “Scholarship Grant Organization,” which then distributes money to private schools on behalf of thousands of students.”
Now, on to Nelson.
He is promoting an effort with other Democrat senators called the LINE Act. This bill would require the Attorney General to issue new national standards regarding the number of voting machines, election workers and other resources necessary to conduct federal elections.
Nelson signed on after citizens in Florida waited up to seven hours to vote on Election Day. The legislation sets to make sure voters do not wait in line for more than one hour to cast a ballot.
So what’s my beef?
You got it – federalism. Both of these men are proposing federal policies to deal with state and local problems.
If Florida wants to set up a tax exempt fund for folks to assist Florida’s poor children to get vouchers for better schools, let Florida set up the fund.
If Florida voters want shorter lines and more voting machines and more poll workers – well, let Florida voters in each county demand this for their respective precincts.
We need to call our senators on this abuse of power.
If only we elected US senators the way the founders intended – by the vote of state legislatures – we would have more local control and less federal meddling.