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Rubio calls Everglades deal a 'bailout' and 'bonanza' for Crist pals

U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio had this to say about newspaper reports critical of Gov. Charlie Crist's proposed land deal with U.S. Sugar:

This deal is nothing more than a massive taxpayer-funded bailout for a top Charlie Crist campaign donor and a profitable bonanza for Crist's inner circle.Once again, Charlie Crist has put his political ambition ahead of the people of Florida, and once again the results are disastrous for taxpayers. In fact, this bailout plan is the second most expensive photo op Charlie Crist has ever staged. Charlie Crist's bailout plan will require higher taxes and increased debt, and it does nothing for the Everglades. In fact, it actually halts real restoration projects started by Jeb Bush, which were already underway.Charlie Crist simply can't be trusted to go to Washington to fight massive government spending because, more often than not, he's the one proposing it.

UPDATE FROM CRIST CAMPAIGN:  Marco Rubio is being supported in this campaign and in previous campaigns by Florida Crystals Sugar company, who is the number one opponent to this Everglades restoration purchase.  What else would you expect from a lobbyist who is bought and paid for by special interests?


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No doubt Little Marco feels it is his (not Charlie's) friends and contributors that should get to screw the public on the Everglades restoration project. The Republicans have made a worthwhile restoration project into a huge boondoggle to reward their friends and punish their enemies. Not a care about the endangered environment or protecing the watershed for South Florida.

gerardo ponsetti

the obama loan modification it seems to be a non sense help __with the technology we have in 2010 they shouldn t have a person like me suffering for 7 months now to get some help __they SHOULD KNOW FOR SURE that i need that help and the only think i want is to keep being the decent legal resident i am __the only way here to get the help seems to be paying a lawyer [ how can i pay someone when i cant pay my loan ? ] __i truly think this is another business instead of REALLY HELPING people __how can they HELP me having me 7 months suffering and resending info to them ? is that help ? if i need help i need it soon - now i didn t pay 2 months of my loan and i am destroying what i bulit in 10 years living in the states - they ruining me - and i just wanted to be a decent person - they are not helping - this is a show - a suffering - this is wrong -

Saint Petersblog

Yet another Jeb Bush dig at Charlie Crist.


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