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Ginny Brown-Waite denounces "massive pork-laden spending bill"

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite will miss voting on today's economic stimulus bill because of a family emergency. But that hasn't stopped the Brooksville Republican from issuing a scathing release on the proposal.

“There is no doubt that our economy needs a kickstart to put us back on the path to prosperity,” she said. "What we do not need, however, is yet another pork ridden bailout that produces few jobs, sends billions of your money to corrupt organizations like ACORN, and does nothing to put money back in the hands of American taxpayers."

She says the best way to kickstart the economy would be to cut personal taxes, "reduce the corporate tax rate, and better fund organizations like the Small Business Administration and the Federal Housing Administration."

"American’s strength is based on the hard work and ingenuity of its citizens, not throwing taxpayer funds into yet another bureaucratic black hole. A real stimulus package should return tax dollars back to the people that paid them, provide real incentives for American businesses to hire new employees, and help people stay in their homes. The bill before the House today does none of this; instead it focuses on make-work government projects and pet projects of the liberal left.

And she maintains that “when Democrat leaders drafted this bill they chose to give Florida the absolute
fewest dollars per capita of any state and the second fewest dollars per capita for transportation of any state. If my constituents are forced to accept a bill that puts their children and grandchildren another trillion dollars in debt, they should at least get something out of this bargain with the devil. Instead they get shortchanged and still get stuck with the bill. That is not fair but is what we have come to expect from this Democrat leadership.”