Nothing defines the mark of leadership more than a well-staged press conference.
This is what we have in Governor Christ, and that is the type of leadership he brings in programs like Accelerate Florida. At a press conference, more befitting a late night infomercial for a hair removal product, our governor tries to sell us on a new initiative to invest in our economy.
The real problem with Accelerate Florida is that these projects for new bridges and roads were already in the works, the money already allocated; Crist has just come up with a cool name and potentially fast tracked them. The truth is that Accelerate Florida isn’t going to solve Florida’s economic problems by a long-shot, but as long as we have something shiny to look at for a while….
And, the best for last: Charlie’s argued that permitting processes for these projects should be streamlined, allowing work to start even before the permits are given. Because, why should workers or anyone, really, be concerned with safety?