Holly BEnson for Attorney General of FLorida/REPUBLICAN


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Holly Benson on the issues for Attorney General of FLorida
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Holly BEnson for Attorney General of FLorida/REPUBLICAN

  1. 1. THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY Sebring, Florida http://thehighlandsteaparty.com/
  2. 2. Holly Benson for Attorney General of Florida Party Affiliation Republican http://www.hollybenson.com/
  3. 3. Holly Benson
  4. 4. About Holly Benson <ul><li>Until her announcement, Benson served as Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration. In that role, Benson worked to significantly reduce Medicaid fraud and to hold health care providers accountable. In addition, she worked to streamline the regulatory process and reduce the regulatory burden for providers and consumers while never compromising the safeguards protecting the health and well-being of patients. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ABOUT HOLLY BENSON <ul><li>Before her appointment to the Governor’s Cabinet, Secretary Benson served the people of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze for six years as their representative in the Florida House of Representatives. During her tenure in the legislature, Secretary Benson earned a reputation for tackling tough issues. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ABOUT HOLLY BENSON <ul><li>Secretary Benson is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Florida College of Law. She practiced municipal bond law with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. from 1996 to her appointment as Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in 2007. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ABOUT HOLLY BENSON <ul><li>Benson has served on the Florida Council of 100, the Council on Efficient Government and the Board of Directors of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. She is a member of First Methodist Church and a former member of the Downtown Rotary. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science and the Board of Directors of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ON IMMIGRATION <ul><li>Our Federal government has an obligation to safeguard our borders and to uphold the laws of this country. The recent terrorist act in Times Square was yet another wake-up call. We must keep our borders secure. When the Federal government fails in its duty, the states must step in and act deliberately, responsibly, and fairly. </li></ul><ul><li>If states are to assume, by default, the role of enforcing immigration laws, we absolutely must give local law enforcement the tools, training and resources they need to perform this additional duty. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ON IMMIGRATION <ul><li>And to the bleeding heart liberals who are denouncing the Arizona law, I ask, “Just how much of a burden is it to require immigrants to carry their papers? Aren’t you and I required to carry our drivers’ licenses?” If states are to assume, by default, the role of enforcing immigration laws, we absolutely must give local law enforcement the tools, training and resources they need to perform this additional duty. </li></ul><ul><li>As your Attorney General I will work to protect the American Dream—the Florida Dream—for those who play by the rules. Laws must matter. </li></ul>
  10. 10. GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PLAN <ul><li>If the court rules for the Department of Justice, we will succumb to a massive government takeover of healthcare in the United States, a $2.5 trillion plan that will encumber our children and grandchildren with crippling debt, and an inevitable move down the slippery slope to socialism. </li></ul><ul><li>If the court rules for the states, we can return to the drawing board and enact meaningful reform that will provide access to quality health care and affordable health insurance. . </li></ul>
  11. 11. GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PLAN <ul><li>We can help those with pre-existing conditions. We can provide portability of health insurance. We can extend the time that dependent children can remain on their parents’ policies. And—this is the most important message—we can deal with these issues while still protecting the very freedoms and economic principles our country was founded on. </li></ul><ul><li>I am prepared to assume the responsibility of carrying forward a case that goes to the heart of what our nation was built on. </li></ul>
  12. 12. GETTING BACK TO OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES <ul><li>The Democrats in Washington have made moves to hijack the automobile industry, the banking industry, the housing industry, and now it is health care. </li></ul><ul><li>I am the only candidate for Attorney General who thoroughly understands health care policy. I am prepared to take up the mantle and continue General McCollum’s fight against this massive government takeover. </li></ul>
  13. 13. LAW ENFORCEMENT <ul><li>They prowl the streets, sporting their trademark insignia; they spray paint four letter words on public buildings. They are armed and they are dangerous. Gangs recruit kids who are adrift and vulnerable and hungry for a sense of belonging. They enforce violent initiation rites—often at the expense of innocent bystanders. And, we are all victims . </li></ul>
  14. 14. LAW ENFORCEMENT <ul><li>From Pensacola to Miami, gangs are terrorizing communities and they are robbing us of our freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009, the Attorney General’s Office worked in partnership with law enforcement across the state and identified 1,100 gangs and nearly 49,000 gang members, associates and gang-related individuals that exist among our Florida residents. </li></ul>
  15. 15. LAW ENFORCEMENT <ul><li>As Attorney General, my mission will be to get government back to the basics—which means safeguarding our families, our streets and our savings. I will adopt a zero tolerance policy for gangs and gang-related activity. I will use my legislative skills to promote tough laws—laws with real teeth—to put an end to the rule of gangs in our city streets. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll give local law enforcement the tools they need to combat gang activity, and I will use the powers of the Statewide Prosecutor to make sure we stop these thugs and take back our streets. </li></ul>
  16. 16. A DIFFERENT KIND OF CRIME <ul><li>To many Floridians, the word “crime” conjures images of thugs with firearms, and shadowy villains skulking in alleys. However, too many people in Florida have learned the hard way that…not all criminals carry guns. </li></ul><ul><li>Ponzi schemers defraud investors of their hard-earned dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Scammers infiltrate our inboxes and tout bogus, get-rich-quick schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Timeshare resale scams and mortgage foreclosure rescue frauds are perpetrated by both e-mails and robo-calls </li></ul><ul><li>Innocent victims are lured into believing they have won a sweepstakes </li></ul>
  17. 17. A DIFFERENT KIND OF CRIME <ul><li>I believe it is time to get government back to the basics. And the fundamental role of government is to protect families—from those who prowl our streets, but also from those who lurk in cyberspace. Ponzi schemers defraud investors of their hard-earned dollars </li></ul><ul><li>As Attorney General, I will fight for tough laws to protect Florida’s consumers—in the marketplace and in our homes. </li></ul>
  18. 18. FRIVOLUS LAW SUITS <ul><li>Frivolous lawsuits are not just affecting the economic health of Florida, they even may be a hazard to your health. </li></ul><ul><li>Close to 35% of doctors have left Florida in the past six years due to the state’s medical liability climate. </li></ul><ul><li>Lawsuit fears have discouraged Florida radiologists from offering mammograms, which may reduce the availability of the test and cause cancer to go undetected in Florida women. 63% of Florida radiology residents said they would not accept a fellowship in breast imaging due to the litigation climate. </li></ul>
  19. 19. FRIVOLUS LAW SUITS <ul><li>We must get our court system back to its proper role of determining guilt or innocence and of righting legitimate wrongs.  When billboards ask WhoCanISue.com , we have gotten off course. </li></ul><ul><li>As Attorney General, I will work to right the course of our justice system so that we can build a healthier, more prosperous Florida. </li></ul>
  20. 20. FLORIDA BUSINESS <ul><li>Regulations are strangling small businesses—the very businesses that can create jobs and fuel economic recovery. Yet how does the Obama administration respond? By engaging in yet another new form of wealth distribution. By engaging in yet another new form of wealth distribution </li></ul><ul><li>we don’t need is the out-of-control regulation coming out of Washington </li></ul><ul><li>As Attorney General, I will work for laws that promote the small businesses of our state. It is businesses and entrepreneurs who will lead us in creating jobs, growing the economy, and rebuilding the Florida dream. If we let them… </li></ul>
  21. 21. NO SPIN DISCLAIMER <ul><li>There has been no “SPIN” put on this information by the creator or any member of the Tea Party. </li></ul><ul><li>All information is obtained from the web site “ON THE ISSUES” at issues2000.org and from the Candidates own web sites. </li></ul>