Senator Nelson, the so-called moderate Democrat, voted with his party as much as 98 percent of the time in recent years. He was a leading champion of Obamacare. Nelson supported the Card Check union giveaway and the $787 stimulus package. The Tampa Bay Times says Nelson “has voted for every major initiative of Obama’s tenure.” He is no moderate Democrat and must go. So it is imperative we choose a solid conservative to replace him in the senate.
One candidate stands above all others to replace Bill Nelson. That is George LeMieux.
Not every Republican in the Senate race is a true fiscal conservative, but George LeMieux the real deal. The National Taxpayers Union rated LeMieux at 93%. When other senators were arguing over how much more spending America needed, LeMieux boldly called for real cuts. His record on taxes and spending shows true conservative leadership and is exactly what Florida needs.
Even a Tampa Bay Times article somewhat critical of LeMieux defined him as a fiscal champion:
In January 2010, LeMieux declared he would not seek earmarks. He later joined top Republicans in a call for a moratorium, which was later adopted.
“I never supported an earmark. They’re a soft form of corruption,” LeMieux said on the first day of his campaign in April, a shot at Republican rivals Adam Hasner and Mike Haridopolos.
George LeMieux understands the mess that America is in and he has a specific plan to get us out of it. He says, “It’s more than an economic crisis. It’s a leadership crisis.” That’s why Sen. LeMieux has the most hawkish record with the people’s purse and the most aggressive plan to balance our budget. The LeMieux Four Freedoms Plan would:
- Reduce government spending to 2007 levels to balance the budget in two years
- Pass a Constitutional amendment that requires a balanced federal budget
- Establish caps on federal spending that are linked to historic percentages of GDP
- Request that all federal government agencies reduce their spending by 10%
- Reform entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare by means testing and gradually raising the retirement age for Americans under the age of 55
- Permanently ban earmarks
- Require sunsetting of all federal regulations unless specifically sustained by a vote of Congress
- Ensure accountability of the federal government by requiring all federal agencies and programs to be renewed by Congress
- Freeze salaries and hiring of federal employees, except for military
- For every two federal employees who retire, only one should be hired
It is clear that George LeMieux is the man to replace Bill Nelson in the US Senate. The choice between LeMieux and Nelson is the choice between two distinct futures for our country. Florida Republicans would be wise to select Sen. Lemieux as their candidate in the August primary and send him back to the US Senate in November.