In 2009, Senator Bill Nelson joined President Obama in passing a $825 billion “stimulus” that failed to create the promised jobs. In 2010, Nelson joined President Obama in passing a $2.5 trillion government health care bill that cut over $500 billion from Medicare. Two weeks ago President Obama proposed yet another $400 billion in new “stimulus” spending.
And today, President Obama proposed the largest tax hike in U.S. history –a $1.5 trillion tax increase on investors and small businesses that he says is needed to pay for their reckless spending agenda which has driven the federal debt past $14.6 trillion.
“Under the Obama-Nelson economic record, America has lost 2.4 million jobs, the federal debt has skyrocketed past $14.6 trillion, government spending has grown to record levels, and the response from Obama and Nelson is to pass a record tax increase on the backs of Florida small businesses,” National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Jahan Wilcox said today. “With nearly one million unemployed Floridians, it’s painfully clear that President Barack Obama and Senator Bill Nelson simply don’t get it, but Floridians will have an opportunity to restore common sense and fiscal discipline to Washington by electing a pro-growth, pro-jobs individual to the U.S. Senate next year.”
MUST WATCH FLASHBACK
Barack Obama In 2009:
“You Don’t Raise Taxes In A Recession”
Bill Nelson In 2010:
“A Recession Is Not The Time To Be Raising Taxes”
- Bill Nelson: “I Expect Those Tax Levels At The Lower Level To Continue Because During The Middle Of A Recession Is Not The Time To Be Raising The Taxes.” (“Naples Daily NewsMakers With Jeff Lytle” Naples Daily News, 11/28/10)