Statements about Poverty

Florida has the "third most-regressive tax" structure.

"Expanding Medicaid would create 63k jobs."

"$3 billion over the next five years will be taken out of our public schools and be put into vouchers."  

On expanding Medicaid as part of the health care law

"Six people in Florida die as a result of (not expanding Medicaid) every day."

"In my home state, nearly one in five Floridians live in poverty."

"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."

Florida election officials’ requests to some residents to submit proof of citizenship is a "backdoor poll tax."

The largest number of gamblers are "from the poorest segments of the population."  

"Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare!"

"In (Sen. Marco) Rubio's state of Florida alone, Social Security lifts more than -- count it -- a million people out of poverty."

"Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare."

"There was no panhandling when I left office."

Tarpon Springs takes its homeless to St. Petersburg.

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