The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Tuesday, July 24th, Day 90 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
Okay, White Springs! Are you ready for more insight into the White Springs budget so you can stop the Red-face Ratt, the druggie Lapdog “Just keep paying me” Tebow, Mindless “Splain it to me” Tanja and Suck-up Lofty from ripping you off.
White Springs’ largest revenue items is the income from the fuel tax. This revenue actually comes from two restricted sources, the State and Local Option taxes. Since the rules that apply have their basis in the Florida Constitution of 1885, it can be a little complex. Simply, however, it’s a formula, located in Article XII, Section 9 (c) (4) of the revised Florida Constitution of 1968, based on ratios of land mass, population and revenue of the County to the State. All of the revenues are collected by the State, for which the State charges a fee, not to exceed two percent, and distributes the funds to Counties and Municipalities.
In the latest State fiscal year, the statewide fuel tax revenues were $3,187,300,000. Of these funds, the State budgeted “restricted Municipal fuel tax revenues” in the amount of $33,840,000 and the County budget “restricted Local Option fuel tax revenue” in the amount of $225,490 for White Springs. This is real money and cannot be used as a slush fund as the Ratt, Lapdog, Mindless and Suck-up have been doing.
Florida Statutes, including Title XIV – Finance and Taxation, Chapter 206 – Motor and other Fuel Taxes, Section 60 for counties and Section 605 for Municipalities, are very clear and very consistent concerning the total funds collected from fuel taxes.
Specifically, expenditures are addressed in Chapter 336.025 (7). Generally speaking, the State requires a transportation trust fund, which White Springs has not established, for all transportation related revenues and expenditures. The funds available under these sections shall be used ONLY for purchase of transportation facilities and road and street right-of-way; construction, reconstruction and maintenance of roads, streets, bicycle paths, and pedestrian pathways, adjustment of city-owned utilities as required by road and street construction and construction, reconstruction, transportation related public safety activities, maintenance and operation of transportation facilities.
Entities such as Colleges, Universities and Non-Profit Entities may in a case of a restricted fund, be permitted to use a very small portion for overhead costs. White Springs, however, as a municipality CANNOT secure an approved indirect rate in accordance with restrictive Statute Chapter 336. The Town can’t reclassify overhead expenses as direct expenses which they are trying to do. Thus White Springs can use the fuel tax revenues only for direct transportation projects, which they do not do. However, notwithstanding the clarity of the Florida Statutes, in the last three years of a half million fuel tax dollars, not a single penny has been used as proscribed by law. Instead the Ratt, Lapdog, Mindless, Sellout and Suck-up have been using these revenues as a slush fund to distribute benefits to themselves and the “Cousins”.
Okay, White Springs, there you have it! Over the past couple of months, you have seen what an incompetent, unethical and corrupt bunch of Town officials and employees you have. The Ratt, Lapdog, Mindless and Suck-up have tried to pull the wool over your eyes, cheated you and rewarded themselves and their “Cousins”. They want to do it again.
If you want a better life in White Springs which includes ridding the Town of nepotism, embezzlement, retaliation, pedophilia, nepiophilia, ephebophilia, drugs, bribes, fraud and other corrupt activities, then you need to be involved in budget workshops, hearings and Council meetings. Also, you need to report any violation of the law by these flunkies to the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000.Clean up White Springs.
Clear a pathway to prison for the Ratt. It’s Day 90 and the Red-face Ratt hasn’t resigned yet. The Rhatt Pack Watch continues!