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La Oficial Principal de Finanzas Sink Indignada por los Pagos de Ingresos Perdidos de BP por sólo $5,000

6/7/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2010
CONTACT: Kevin Cate (850) 413-2842
 
CFO SINK INCENSED OVER BP’S $5,000 LOST INCOME PAYMENTS
                 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today renewed her call that the federal government take over the handling of lost income claims processing from BP, in light of numerous reports that many affected business owners have only been offered payments of up to $5,000 to compensate for lost income.
 
“I'm incensed that BP is devoting resources to an expensive ad campaign touting how quickly they’re writing checks, because payments of $5,000 or less amount to nothing more than a PR ploy,” said CFO Alex Sink.  “These payments are little more than “bait money” for many of these businesses, and don’t even come close to what they are actually losing. BP needs to start putting its money where its oil is and start writing bigger checks today. Clearly, as I suggested weeks ago, the federal government should take over this process immediately and just send BP the bill.”
 
Watch a video of CFO Sink meeting with oil impacted small business owners in Pensacola: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slNDkM6Xqb0.
 
On May 24, CFO Sink sent a letter to President Obama urging that he put his administration in full command of stopping the Deepwater Horizon oil leak and processing the claims for affected residents and businesses. Two weeks ago, CFO Sink called on U.S. Small Business Administration Secretary Mills to review the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application process to look for ways to speed up the turnaround time so Florida’s small businesses can access the cash they need to keep their businesses going during the economic fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
 
CFO Sink has also called on Governor Charlie Crist to activate the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program and expand the scope of the loans to provide small businesses suffering economic damages as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with immediate assistance.
 
Para obtener más información acerca de las acciones de la Oficial Principal de Finanzas Sink con respecto al derrame de petróleo de Deepwater Horizon, visite: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/OilSpill.
 
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Como funcionaria electa del Gabinete de la Florida, la Oficial Principal de Finanzas Alex Sink supervisa el Departamento de Servicios Financieros.  Sink, quien es una líder empresarial exitosa con casi tres décadas de experiencia en el sector privado, está cumpliendo su primer mandato como Oficial Principal de Finanzas de la Florida.  Las prioridades de la Oficial Principal de Finanzas Sink incluyen utilizar su experiencia para reducir gastos innecesarios, exigir la rendición de cuentas por parte del gobierno a los contribuyentes de la Florida y tomar medidas enérgicas contra el fraude financiero y de seguros.