Thursday, September 22, 2011

Progressive Group Blitzes Republicans Gathered In Florida With ‘Let Him Die’ Moment


There’s a myriad of Republican events here this week, from aCPAC convention to a massive gathering of state GOP members to a nationally-televised presidential debate. And a group of progressives intent on preserving the 2010 health care law hopes to cast a pall over all of them with a reminder of an ugly moment from the last time the Republican candidates for president stopped off in the Sunshine State.
Protect Your Care, which has been keeping the fire burning on the “let him die” moment from the Sept. 12 tea party debate in Tampa, is turning the heat up to 11 with events and a new TV ad that will broadcast for the rest of the week in Orlando, including during Thursday’s Fox News debate.
The hard-hitting TV ad attacks the presidential contenders for their open courtship of the tea party, which Protect Your Care says is exemplified in the moment when the candidates “stood silent” while members of the audience cheered on the idea of letting an uninsured man die.


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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Scott may reject $7.5 billion for schools, roads other projects



    "Scott and top Republicans are sending early signals they could reject the billions in federal aid that could flow to the state under President Barack Obama's jobs proposal."
    Despite a 10.7 percent unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, Scott and GOP legislative leaders have criticized Obama's plan. ... Florida could stand to receive more than $7.5 billion for schools, roads and other projects.
    Gov. Rick Scott and top Republicans are sending early signals they could reject the billions in federal aid that could flow to the state under President Barack Obama's jobs proposal.
    Despite a 10.7 percent unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, Scott and GOP legislative leaders have criticized Obama's plan. And that didn't change Friday when more details began to emerge.
    The governor and lawmakers have the power to block parts of the proposal if it's enacted by Congress. A state-by-state breakdown of the president's plan shows that Florida could stand to receive more than $7.5 billion for schools, roads and other projects.
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