Statements about Florida

Alex Sink "used a taxpayer-funded plane so she could get to a vacation in the Bahamas."

The Foundation for Government Accountability, which supported a Florida law requiring drug testing of welfare recipients, is a "Koch brothers affiliated group."

Under a proposed bill, a $100,000 home’s flood insurance premium would be "maybe $200 or $300 annually."

"Many don’t know that Bill Young was once the minority leader in the Florida Senate...because he was the only Republican senator."

"For anybody who's trying to cross the street and has seen those signs that say you have to stop when pedestrians are in the crosswalk, that was a bill that I passed."

Says that while Foster was mayor, Rick Kriseman was "ineffective" in the Florida House of Representatives because "there was no legislation that passed the House that had (Kriseman’s) name on it."

Says his reform efforts improved performance at all 10 low-performing schools in Palm Beach, Florida.

Florida's economy "became a bad economy ... because of a huge spike in oil prices in the summer of 2008."

"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"

In a lawsuit between private citizens, a Florida judge "announced the decision was going to be based on Islamic Law."

In early voting in Miami-Dade County, "there is a trickle of two or three people a day at a very high cost to keep those public libraries and polls open."

"Every person on death row was a foster kid."

In Florida, it’s not illegal for an immediate family member of state officials to prosper from legislation supported by a spouse.

"Before this (federal health care) law was enacted, Florida parents ... were able to purchase inexpensive 'child-only' coverage for their children. The law’s 'consumer protections' have now eliminated that choice in Florida."

"For the last decade, funding in the health and human services budget has grown at twice the rate as other parts of the budget, and I think that context is important."

"Liberal out-of-state special interests are spending millions on 5 and 6 to change the way Florida draws its congressional and legislative districts."

"Many of the companies bankrolling the ad campaign against Amendment 4 are recipients of a congressional bailout, in the form of humongous tax refunds earlier this year."

"I am very proud, as governor of Florida, that we signed the first divestment act, as it relates to Iran, divesting any investments in companies that would invest in Iran."

When Tallahassee politicians and bureaucrats tried to run our schools, "I've stood up to them to protect local control."

State pension fund staffers "lost billions. Then Sink gave them bonuses."

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