You all know I have been working against the Communist agenda in
regard to Florida’s education of our children for some time. This past
October Miami Today published the article breaking the news to Floridians
that through an organization in Orlando called Enterprise Florida, Inc.,
of which Governor Scott is the Chairman, we had entered into a commercial
deal with Communist China.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a “public-private partnership” serving
as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic
development (their website). This is to include our Charter schools
apparently. Communist China has along with investing in other
enterprises in Florida spent $30M to be put into Florida’s Charter
School system with the promise of another forth coming $60M.
Through the “enterprising” methods of Enterprise Florida, Inc.,
Communist Chinese investors are taking advantage of the EB-5
investment visa program the so-called “green card via red carpet,”
by putting millions into Florida’s charter schools and an
aquaculture farm in Central Florida.
Under the EB-5 program, through investments of at least $1 million —
or $500,000 for “targeted employment areas” — foreign nationals are
able to obtain legal permanent residency in the US so long as the
money they invest will help secure or create at least 10 full-time
jobs. This Federal law is now a permanent law as of 2012, which
allows the investor to bring their whole family to include anyone
under the age of 21. To the best of my understanding this also
applies to any of their 21 and under children who might be married
and have a family.
So we ask the question “Why are the Communist Chinese interested in
investing in our Charter schools?” My guess is that it is NOT to
teach our children Mandarin Chinese.
Remember, according to the Florida State Constitution Charter
schools are “public” schools and as such funded by public taxpayer
money. This “business deal” only goes to give more proof that the
Charter school system is being used to promote “public-private
partnerships” in a Federal “school to work” agenda.
Ladies and gentlemen that is not only Communism but it is taxation
without representation as the Florida legislature is giving
supporting funds to Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Enterprise Florida has stated they cannot reveal who invested the
money specifically by name or where it is going or how it will be
used because of a confidential agreement.
Freedom of Information requests were sent out in October, 2012
requesting information under the Florida Sunshine laws for further
information regarding this transaction and all state offices where
information was requested have refused to comply and this is to
include Pam Bondi’s office.
Adding a little sweetener to this story, in addition to the Governor
of Florida being the Chairman of Enterprise Florida, Inc., we have
discovered the President & CEO of this company is Gray Swoope
who is also Florida’s Secretary of Commerce. More sweetener is the
numerous ELECTED Representatives and Senators from the Florida
Legislature who are also serving on this board.
No wonder we cannot get any action or reaction regarding the
cronyism in Tallahassee by legislators and the Charter schools not
to mention all the companies which have been formed around the
Charter school propaganda. It reaches the top. Mr. Swoope brags that
having an office “two doors down” from the governor is definitely an
advantage in carrying out their work in regard to Enterprise
Is the governor and Mr. Swoope charging out their time when they are
working for Florida as a state or for Enterprise Florida as a “for profit
company”? The heavy hitter investors in Enterprise Florida is quite
To add to this the Gov and other legislators have made several
overseas trips in the last year to Columbia and Spain to name 2
looking for foreign investors into current companies in Florida or
to create new ones.
The governor’s idea is in bringing jobs to Florida so he can be
named the top “job maker” in the country but at what cost? Who is
paying for these trips? Enterprise Florida does have some huge
funder’s! Is this twisting and turning of elected officials and
funding corporations creating a “I’ll take care of you if you take
care of me” attitude?
They are using our money to fund this company along with other large
business’ but what are they offering these foreign entities in the
form of incentives and the golden permanent “green card” status?
They also are not stating exactly what the incentives they offer
Florida House Speaker Representative Will Weatherford stated this
past December, 2012 that the money the Legislature invests in
Enterprise Florida, Inc. should have a better accountability and he
will form a Committee that will focus on Enterprise Florida’s
performance. I guess I am not the only one concerned and I wonder if
Mr. Weatherford has done that.
Other Florida notables serving on the Board of Enterprise Florida,
Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Chris Dorworth, FL Rep from Lk. Mary, Nancy
Detert, FL Senate, Adam Putnam and the former Commissioner of
Education and Chiefs for Change boy Gerard Robinson. I would guess
Tony Bennett will replace Robinson on the board! And just why
exactly is the Commissioner of Education serving on this board other
than their support (Robinson/Bennett) of the Charter schools and the
school choice “for profit”, “public-private partnerships” between
Charter schools and businesses?
Oh me, Oh my, what can the matter be?