Obama and Crist to appear together in support of the stimulus

Florida was the laughing stock of the 2000 General Election and we’ve had to live with that tag for 8 long years. In 2008, Florida went for President Obama yet the state House and Senate remained overwhelmingly Republican.

Finally, we have something to be proud of. In the true definition of bipartisanship, Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist will appear with Democratic President Barack Obama in a Tuesday event in Ft. Myers to support the stimulus package.

Governor Crist will introduce President Obama at the town hall meeting.

The Rush Limbaugh Republican Senators and Representatives are against the stimulus package because they believe that with economic failure the Republican Party could once again rise and as Rush Limbaugh proclaimed “I want Obama to fail.”

But Florida needs a stimulus package now. They need jobs.

With the 61-36 cloture vote, the Republican filibuster was avoided. Now the Senate can get down to the vote.

MEMORANDUM: GOVERNOR CRIST TO JOIN PRESIDENT AT FORT MYERS TOWN HALL MEETING TOMORROW

February 9, 2009

Contact:

GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE
(850) 488-5394

MEMORANDUM

TO: Interested Media
FROM: Erin Isaac, Governor’s Communications Director
RE: GOVERNOR CRIST TO JOIN PRESIDENT AT FORT MYERS TOWN HALL MEETING TOMORROW

The White House announced today that Florida Governor Charlie Crist will introduce President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting in Fort Myers to discuss the urgent need for a plan to help American families cope with the severe economic downturn and lay the foundation for our long term recovery. Statements from the President and Gov. Crist about tomorrow’s event are included below.

“I look forward to traveling to Ft. Myers tomorrow to talk to Floridians about how we get our nation’s economy back on track. Gov. Crist and I have seen firsthand the toll that this economic crisis has taken on the American people, and we agree that we can’t allow politics to get in the way of urgent relief for the millions of families and small businesses that need it,” said President Barack Obama.

“Florida has taken prudent steps to cut taxes for our people and balance our budget in these increasingly difficult times. Any attempts at federal stimulus must prioritize job creation and targeted tax relief for small business owners. I am eager to welcome President Obama to the Sunshine State as he continues to work hard to reignite the US economy,” said Florida Governor Charlie Crist.

Sources:

Stimulus filibuster shut down in Senate

Crist to introduce Obama at event

MEMORANDUM: GOVERNOR CRIST TO JOIN PRESIDENT AT FORT MYERS TOWN HALL MEETING TOMORROW


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2 responses to “Obama and Crist to appear together in support of the stimulus

  1. It was neat watching it happen too.. Also the mayor who is a Republican was on TV this morning talking and he is in support of it and said he had talked about it..but had not contacted anyone…that’s the problem…they support it but won’t call and tell them.

    However Pres. Obama just announced it passed 61 to 37 in the Senate. Now we just have to get it through the House. And I think it will.

  2. It was nice seeing Gov. Crist introduce President Obama. Meanwhile, Mel Martinez still doesn’t have a soul even though he announced that he is ‘retiring’ at the end of his term.

    I agree. I’m pretty sure this will pass in the House.