Statements about Federal Budget
Gov. Rick Scott "backed the federal shutdown."
"I did not support the sequester."
"Obama has jumped the shark and ordered the ocean closed!"
There is "a constitutional issue" that affects "the paychecks of members of Congress" during a shutdown.
The shutdown is projected to result in "$10 billion in costs to the economy per week."
Rick Scott "invested $38 million in the Port of Jacksonville's vital Mile Point Project," which "covered missing federal funds for the project."
"The FL Guard has defended our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, and put their lives at risk; now the fed govt is going to cut their pay 20%."
If Gov. Rick Scott activates "the National Guard in anticipation of a federal disaster, the state’s costs, including the costs to recall any furloughed guardsmen, will be fully reimbursable by FEMA."
"Expanding Medicaid would require borrowing more money, drastically expanding our deficit."
"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."
"Congresswoman Frederica Wilson successfully postpones closure of the North Perry airport tower."
"Report that #GOP insisting on changes to Social Security as part of #fiscalcliff false. BTW those changes are supported by @barackobama."
Says Connie Mack initially said he would have voted "yes" for the Paul Ryan budget plan, and then, "you said it was stupid and you would vote no. And then your folks corrected you, and you changed your position again, yes."
Says Connie Mack’s Penny Plan would cut "over $200 billion out of Medicare, over $1 trillion out of Social Security. ... $3 trillion out of defense."
Says his deficit plan "made some adjustments to (Simpson-Bowles), and we're putting it forward before Congress right now, a $4 trillion plan."
Says President Barack Obama is responsible for pending defense cuts.
"President Obama has no plan to reduce the deficit, let alone pay down the debt."
Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security
Bill Nelson’s vote for the Affordable Care Act "cuts $500 billion from Medicare to pay for new government programs."
John Mica "voted to borrow $10 trillion."
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