than by Doug Tuthill the six figured salaried mercenary runner of Step up for Students,
Florida’s voucher program and friends he admits to it to in the video below.
to justify the use of public funds for vouchers but then later he just gets
right to it and believe me friends it is not pretty.
From Scathing Purple Musings: McGrory’s
broke the story about the existence of a You Tube video of Step Up for
Students CEO bragging about SUFS’s political rise:
Meanwhile, the non-profit that runs the voucher program came under fire
Tuesday for a 2011 video that was posted to YouTube.
In the video, Step Up for Students President Doug Tuthill
outlined the organization’s political strategy. He talked about the role of an
affiliated political committee.
“One of the primary reasons we’ve been so successful we spend about $1
million every other cycle in local political races, which in Florida is a lot
of money,” Tuthill told a group at the University of California, Berkeley. “In
House races and Senate races, we’re probably the biggest spender in local
Tuthill said he and other proponents “make low-income families the face of
“We put those people in the face of Democrats and say ‘How can you deny this
parent the right to educate their child in the ways that they need?’” he said.
Tuthill also acknowledged that the program had built up support among black
ministers. “The black ministers have really flipped the politicians. That has
really brought most of the black and Hispanic politicians over to the program.”
Most politicians don’t like it when a hack like Tuthill boasts that they’ve
been bought and played. Especially when those pols are sending more
taxpayer money into an entity controlled by him.
Sources have told Scathing Purple Musings that Tuthill was running around
the Senate yesterday whining that a “well-orchestrated attack” had defeated his
bill. Perhaps that’s what happens when people start reading what’s actually in the bill and start taking closer looks
at the way your organization operates.
over six figures and if that doesn’t outrage you what about the fact that they
undoubtedly used public money to lobby for more public money.
that when these guys start going on about doing things for the kids, what they
are really talking about is doing things for the money, the money they plan to
put in their bank accounts.