Sunday, August 26, 2012

Shocker: Charlie Crist Endorses Obama

Former Gov. Charlie Crist has endorsed President Barack Obama in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed. Crist makes a good case for Obama. Something the Romney campaign hasn't been able to do for their guy.

President Obama invested in our children's schools because he believes a good education is a necessity, not a luxury, if we're going to create an economy built to last. He supported more than 400,000 K-12 teachers' jobs, and he is making college more affordable and making student loans, like the ones he took out, easier to pay back.

He invested in our runways, railways and roads. President Obama knows a reliable infrastructure that helps move people to work and helps businesses move goods to market is a foundation of growth.

And the president invested in our retirement security by strengthening Medicare. The $716 billion in savings his opponents decry today extended the life of the program by nearly a decade and are making sure taxpayer dollars aren't wasted in excessive payments to insurance companies or fraud and abuse. His opponents would end the Medicare guarantee by creating a voucher that would raise seniors' costs by thousands of dollars and bankrupt the program.
In 2006, Crist would have said that the answer to all problems was another round of tax cuts. Crist's ouster from the GOP has either made him more rationale or opportunistic. Properly a little of both.

Crist mentions his famous hug with Obama. Crist claims he was putting country first. One gets the sense that Crist his still mad at Marco Rubio for attacking the famous hugging moment. For the record: Florida's economy was hurting and needex the stimulus dolkars. I don't blame Crist for taking the money. Floridians pay federal taxes. Gov. Rick Scott turned down the high-speed rail money and those dollars went to other states.

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