(Here’s the latest propaganda from Congresswoman Kathy Castor. My comments in blue italics within parenthesis.)
Comments by Chris Ingram big-government solutions by Kathy Castor
To create jobs in the Tampa Bay area, we must play to our strengths. That means supporting small-business owners, and bolstering the Port of Tampa, MacDill Air Force Base, schools, colleges and universities, and tourism (Hey, what about widows and orphans? Seriously though, note how Mrs. Castor generically references small-business owners, and then runs down a long list of government. This suggests she has no idea how to create jobs or bolster the economy). Last month, the Murray Company and Tampa Family Health Centers broke ground on a new health clinic in Sulphur Springs, we were encouraged to see the Port of Tampa receive a grant (Both examples use more dollars financed by China that our children will have to repay one day as they take a Berlitz class trying to learn Mandarin so they can communicate with their new masters) to put people to work, (Was the purpose really just to put people to work, or was/is their a need for this expenditure?) and we met to come up with ideas to keep ourselves safe and aware during hurricane season (Really? This is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard a member of Congress brag about. Are you for real? This is an accomplishment? And if it is, what ideas we haven’t already heard of 187 million times can you share with us dear madam Congresswoman? And more importantly, how much did this brainstorming session cost taxpayers?). I also met with local contractors for their ideas on how to boost manufacturing jobs. (Again, what ideas did you come up with? Why don’t you ever give specific examples of your “accomplishments”? And who were these contractors? Do they speak Chinese yet?)
Finding ways to jumpstart our economy and play to our region’s strengths is my No. 1 priority (This is not rocket-science. Reform the tax-code and cut government regulations that make us uncompetitive with: click here to find out who we’re not competitive with). In August, I joined with the Sulphur Springs community to break ground on a new Tampa Family Health Centers clinic on North Nebraska Avenue. Much-needed construction and health-care jobs are being created in our neighborhood. I also announced a boost to jobs at the Port of Tampa due to a $1 million grant (Click here to see who benefits from all this deficit- financed spending) for the Port of Tampa under the Department of Transportation (read: big government boondoggle) shipyards initiative to Hendry Corporation, which will construct a new 1,200-ton floating dry-dock (a fitting place for Barack Obama’s ego — click here).
Our economy also will get a boost as a result of an $11 million grant from BP to a consortium of researchers led by the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science to learn more about the impact of the oil disaster on the Gulf Coast. This is an investment in valuable technicians, researchers, project managers and scientists – jobs that are important to the dynamic State of Florida (Funny how she doesn’t brag about the purpose of the study, only how much money they’re going to spend. This is typical of how big-government liberals think). That is good news for our economy and our environment (What’s the good part for the environment? Details madam Casotor. Details).
The Hurricane Hunters operation is vital to the Tampa Bay area and to every part of the country that is vulnerable to hurricanes. A Republican-led House Appropriations subcommittee, however, is recommending a 40 percent cut in funding (Hey lady, the government is broke. You think every government program is worthy. Heck, just for argument’s sake, I’ll agree with you. But that doesn’t mean we can afford all the stuff on your wish list). The costs of the Hurricane Hunters operations pale in comparison to the lives and money saved with the increasingly accurate predictions that come from these flights out of MacDill Air Force Base. I am working on an amendment to restore funding (Great. Find a way to pay for it without borrowing from click here to find out from whom).
REMEMBERING LEE ROY SELMON
|Kathy and Betty with Lee Roy Selmon
at groundbreaking of Selmon
Crosstown Expressway Connector
Lee Roy Selmon was a study in contrasts – a warrior on the football field and a gentle, peaceful man off. I join with the Tampa Bay community in mourning the loss of one of our area’s greatest ambassadors. I know his greatness and his humility will continue to inspire us all. (This is the most genuine thing Mrs. Castor has said since being elected.)
P.S. Remember to join me on Facebook for more pictures and information about issues important to our community. (For accuracy sake, this should read: “…about issues important to big-government-loving liberals in our community.”)
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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