Tallahassee, FL – Two years after President Obama charged the $787 billion stimulus package to the taxpayer’s credit card, Washington Politician Bill Nelson (D-FL) still cannot explain where the money went.
Bill Nelson sold the stimulus package as an investment that would create and save jobs. Today, Florida’s unemployment rate is lingering at 12%, leaving the taxpayers stuck with the bill and no way to pay for it.
“Senator Nelson said the stimulus bill was going to create jobs, but two years later, our state’s unemployment rate has increased, more people are out of work and hundreds of billions of dollars have been added to the national debt,” said Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) spokesman Trey Stapleton. “This is just another reminder that Floridians can’t afford Bill Nelson in Washington.”
Is there any hope of the Senator changing from being a politician to actually being a spokesman for the people? Not if recent history is any indication. In just the last few months he:
• Claimed to be a “political moderate” after voting with Democrats 89% of the time, including a vote to pass the stimulus bill and ObamaCare
• Said that ObamaCare may be unconstitutional in the same week he voted against repealing the government-run health care bill
• Voted to repeal the 1099 provision in ObamaCare that would have hurt small businesses despite having previously authored an amendment to keep the provision
• Voted to ban earmarks just weeks after lecturing Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) about the need for earmarks after Florida’s newest Senator said he would request no
BILL NELSON: “Specifically, In Florida, This Bill Is Going To Create Or Save 206,000 Jobs. Nationwide It Is Going To Be Somewhere Between 3 Million And 4 Million Jobs It Is Going To Create Or Save.” (Sen. Bill Nelson, Congressional Record, 2/13/09, p. S2281)
In December 2010, Florida’s Unemployment Rate Was 12.0%. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 2/10/11)Tweet