Orlando Sentinel On Miller Mailer: "TRUE"

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Orlando Sentinel On Miller Mailer: “TRUE”


The campaign for Seminole County Republican businessman Craig Miller, candidate for District 24’s U.S. Congressional Seat, received a welcome affirmation on 8-2-2010 by the Orlando Sentinel. After reviewing a mailer sent to constituents concerning the tax raising records of his two primary opponents, Sandy Adams and Karen Diebel, the Orlando Sentinel came to the conclusion that all of the claims were true.

“A review of their tax raising records clearly shows a pattern of politicians that are just out of touch with their constituents,” stated campaign spokesman Jon Miller. “You either believe the government has too much money or you justify reasons and equivocations why they deserve more as Ms. Adams and Diebel have done. Craig Miller is committed to the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that he took to not raise taxes. I am pleased that the Orlando Sentinel checked our facts and agreed that everything in our campaign mailer was true.”

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Below is a detail of Adams and Diebel’s tax raising record with citations:

Sandy Adams’ Tax Hikes:

* Voted for over $1.7 Billion in new taxes in 2009.
– SB 1840, 4/17/2009

* Voted for a new disposal fee for solid waste- $25 million.
– HB 5121, 4/7/2009, Committee Vote

* Sponsored bill to raise fines on speeding and traffic violations-$15.9 million
– HB 5107A, 2009

 * Sponsored bill to increase surcharge on vehicle license taxes-$6.9 million
– HB 5115, 2009

* Sponsored bill to create fee schedule for estate proceedings-$23.7 million
– HB 5117, 2009

Karen Diebel’s Tax Hikes

 *Voted for an increased fee schedule in 2007 that included a $15 fee to process a business certificate, a 2% increase in garbage service, 12% increase in storm water rates, and a 3.09% increase in water and sewer rates.
– Winter Park Commission Minutes, 9/24/2007

* Voted to allow an increase in taxicab fares.
– Winter Park Commission Minutes, 2/25/2008

* Voted for increased fee schedule in 2008.
– Winter Park Commission Minutes, 3/24/2008

* Voted for a fee schedule in 2008 that increased utility meter and recreation fees.
– Winter Park Commission Minutes, 3/24/2008

* Voted to allow a taxicab trip surcharge and an emergency fuel surcharge.
– Winter Park Commission Minutes, 8/25/2008

* Voted to authorize a $3 convenience fee for online or phone payment with credit cards.
– Winter Park Commission Minutes, 10/27/2008

 When Craig was just 13 he went to work washing dishes at the Neptune Restaurant in Rockledge, Florida. He graduated from Cocoa High and served in Vietnam. He was stationed at McCoy and Patrick Air Force Bases. He met his wife Susan while working at the Colony Theater in Winter Park and then graduated from UCF. Craig led Pizzeria Uno and Ruth’s Chris Steak House – creating thousands of jobs and building hundreds of restaurants across America. Craig lives in Seminole County with his wife Susan and is the father of three grown children and one grandchild. His mother and sister still live in Brevard County.




* Voted to increase the local business tax by 5% in 2007 and another 5% in 2009.
Winter Park Commission Minutes, 4/23/2007 & 6/22/2009










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