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Other than the Democrats in Palm Beach and Broward Counties is there an organization in Florida that is more dismal, inept, disreputable or ridiculous than the miserable Jacksonville Jaguars football team that last Sunday lost its seventh consecutive game to the NFL’s lowest scoring lineup?
(Editor’s note: Guest editorial writer Pat Keogh is an entrepreneur, businessman, lawyer and investor who owns restaurants and other properties in Fernandina Beach but fled the city in 2016 for Austin, Texas due to the outrageous city fees, taxes and bureaucracy.“When the rest of the universe is trying to make it easier for business, Fernandina Beach is trying to squelch it,” said Keogh before taking his capital and leaving to invest it in Texas. He has since purchased a new home on Amelia Island, and intentionally avoided buying in the Fernandina Beach city limits for the reasons stated.)
Illegal aliens cost American taxpayers a staggering $134.9 billion annually, according to a detailed analysis of federal, state and local programs that include education, medical care, law enforcement, and welfare. U.S. citizens, particularly those of us in Nassau County, are on the hook for that tab. And it’s only going to get worse.