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Florida Lawmakers React to Government Shutdown

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TAMPA, FL – Governor Rick Scott released the following statement today, amid the rising concerns of a federal government shutdown over a budget stalemate in Washington, D.C.:

"The impending federal government shutdown represents a failure of leadership. One of the most basic functions of governing is budgeting. At the state level, we compromise and negotiate to create a balanced budget every year. But, President Obama has shown no interest in negotiating or compromising. We have paid down state debt in Florida by $3.5 billion and paid back another $3.5 billion federal loan over the last two and a half years while also cutting taxes.

"President Obama is failing Floridians. President Obama is failing to save Florida families from huge flood insurance rate hikes, while also failing to serve Floridians with the responsible budgeting of their federal tax dollars. The buck ultimately stops with the President. The time for leadership is now."

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The above was released Monday by Governor Rick Scott.

 

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats rejected a budget to keep the federal government open, delay ObamaCare for a year, and repeal its tax on seniors' pacemakers and other medical devices:

"Across our country, Americans are as disgusted as I am by the latest Washington spectacle of failed leadership. I hear it every day from Americans hurting and wondering whether anyone in Washington even cares about people like them who continue working hard and sacrificing, only to keep falling behind. While Washington debates how to keep the government open, too few are talking about how to keep the American dream alive for the vast majority of Americans threatened by Washington's dysfunction and intrusions into our economy and lives.

 "On October 1, ObamaCare will begin to take root in Americans' lives and mark among the most invasive intrusions into our workplaces, health plans and religious freedoms that we have ever seen. ObamaCare hurts everyone but especially the very people who live week-to-week, for whom being moved to part-time and losing work hours can be a devastating hit for their families."

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The above was released Monday by Sen. Marco Rubio's office.

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