Connie Mack Upending (D) Bill Nelson In Florida...

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    Mack has some interesting ideas.


    Florida’s Senate race is up for grabs. The incumbent Democrat, Bill Nelson, who paints himself as a centrist, is starting to fall behind Republican Connie Mack in the polls, and for good reason: voters are finally becoming aware of how far to the left Nelson truly is.

    Nelson has veered farther and farther left over the past 30 years; in the last two years of the Carter presidency, he only supported Carter 49% and 68% of the time, but in 2009-2011, he supported Barack Obama 97%, 98% and 97% of the time. The public is taking note. In 2006 at this juncture he was polling in the mid-50s; this year he’s in the mid-40s. His vulnerability is high this year because, unlike 2006, when the Democrats swept both Houses of Congress and Nelson could hide his big-spending proclivities, 2012 is the year of fiscal hawks, and his voting record in that regard is horrific:

    1. He has voted to raise the debt ceiling 11 times.

    2. He has voted for almost 89,000 earmarks.

    3. He has sponsored or co-sponsored legislation that could cost $1.45 trillion.

    4. He has voted for increasing taxes 143 times.

    Most egregiously, Nelson’s was the 60th vote for ObamaCare, allowing it to pass. This decision is killing Florida; in North Florida, small business owners (SBOs) are saying that ObamaCare is driving up their premiums; in Jacksonville, SBOs are worried that ObamaCare could force them to sell their businesses; in Melbourne, the medical device tax embedded in ObamaCare is stifling innovation in medical device companies. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has already warned that ObamaCare will kill 800,000 jobs nationwide...

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    Everyone who's studied the Ryan plan knows it won't balance the budget for like 10 years. It's better than any other plan out there. Unless there's one that makes draconian cuts to entitlement programs that is.
     
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