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Charlie Crist on the issues for Senator of Florida/INDEPENDENT
Candidates personal History

Presented by the Highlands County Tea Party
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5 charlie crist for senator

  1. 1. THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY Sebring, Florida http://thehighlandsteaparty.com/
  2. 2. Charlie Crist for Senator of Florida Party Afflitation Independent http://www.charliecrist.com/?page_id=3
  3. 3. Charlie Crist Govenor of Florida
  4. 4. About Charlie Crist <ul><li>Governor Charlie Crist is a strong, independent leader who works toward practical solutions for less taxes and spending and increased personal freedom. On November 7, 2006, Governor Charlie Crist was elected to serve as Florida’s 44th Governor. Since his inauguration, Charlie Crist has worked to lower the cost of doing business and living in Florida, increase transparency in government, strengthen Florida’s economy and ensure the safety and world-class education of Florida’s children. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ON THE ISSUES <ul><li>He believes in less taxes, more personal freedom, and putting people first. Charlie Crist wants to be a United States Senator so he can end party gridlock in Washington and make Florida’s voices heard. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ON JOBS <ul><li>Floridians who can work, should work. Governor Crist supports public-private partnerships to encourage Floridians in their job search. A critical tool in assisting Floridians </li></ul><ul><li>As Florida’s next U.S. Senator, Charlie Crist will fight for ways to incentivize businesses through tax cuts, increased access to capital and free market approaches to concerns like health care . </li></ul>
  7. 7. ON SPENDING <ul><li>As Florida’s next U.S. Senator, Charlie Crist will fight against excessive government spending. He will propose legislation calling on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Crist will fight each day to end excessive spending and bring fiscal responsibility back to the Congress </li></ul>
  8. 8. ON TAXES <ul><li>As Florida’s next U.S. Senator, Charlie Crist will add to his record by voting to reduce the tax burden on American families and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Crist supports making the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent Cap-and-trade scheme destroys jobs. (Feb 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>permanent tax cuts within individual income brackets, a permanent tax cut on capital gains, a permanent end to the unfair death tax and the end of the unfair marriage tax penalty. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ON HEALTH CARE <ul><li>Charlie Crist believes the most creative solutions for our nation’s health care needs will be found at the state level, and he opposes the government run health care plan recently passed by Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Crist’s record is clear. As Florida’s next U.S. Senator, he will take this common-sense, free market approach to Washington. </li></ul>
  10. 10. ON NATIONAL DEFENSE <ul><li>As Commander and Chief of the Florida National Guard, Charlie Crist understands the sacrifice and commitment of the men and women in uniform </li></ul><ul><li>As Florida’s next U.S. Senator, Charlie Crist will support our military men and women as they provide for a strong national defense </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Crist will fight to give the men and women in uniform the proper resources, equipment and training needed to defend our nation both home and abroad </li></ul>
  11. 11. ON AFGHANISTAN <ul><li>Governor Crist is pleased the Obama Administration has recognized the need to increase American troop levels fighting in Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Governor Crist believes the president should use conditions on the ground as benchmarks for success rather than arbitrary timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Governor Crist; however, is concerned with the president’s decision to set a deadline for withdrawing troops in July 2011. It provide the Taliban insurgency the ability to simply wait it out. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ON 2ND AMENDMENT <ul><li>Governor Crist has never wavered in his support of the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. This support has been recognized with tremendous support by gun owners and sportsmen across Florida. Governor Crist opposes any attempts to limit access to gun ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Will fight to defend our second amendment freedom.  Charlie Crist will fight against legislative efforts to prohibit the access, purchasing and registering of a firearm . </li></ul>
  13. 13. ON PRO LIFE/FAMILY <ul><li>Believes strongly in the sanctity of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing on the success in Florida, Charlie Crist will seek methods on the federal level to promote adoption on the national level. </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Crist believes marriage is between one man and one woman. As Attorney General, Charlie Crist defended nine cases attacking traditional marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Defend parental notification rights. (Nov 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibit partial-birth abortion. (Nov 1998) </li></ul>
  14. 14. ON EDUCATION <ul><li>As a former Commissioner of Education, Charlie Crist understands the need to provide a year’s worth of knowledge in a year’s worth of time </li></ul><ul><li>will be a U.S. Senator who will fight to bring accountability to our nation’s public schools </li></ul><ul><li>advocate for programs such as Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program to be available and offered across America </li></ul><ul><li>will also fight for school choice whether through charter schools, home schooling or private schools </li></ul>
  15. 15. ON ENGERY <ul><li>Believes strongly in energy independence. America was founded on a document called the Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Believes Florida should have the ability to explore natural resources off our coastline as long as it remains far enough and safe enough. </li></ul><ul><li>supports nuclear energy and will push to streamline the federal nuclear regulatory process as a member of the U.S. Senate . </li></ul><ul><li>Opposes this “cap & trade legislation. </li></ul>
  16. 16. ON ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>Understands the need to maintain and protect Florida’s ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Will fight for the federal funds necessary to continue the federal-state partnership under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) passed in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Amendment 4 that lowers property taxes for landowners who put their property into conservation. </li></ul><ul><li>Will support efforts to preserve and conserve our national resources and treasures </li></ul>
  17. 17. ON PUBLIC SAFETY <ul><li>He believes in the words of the U.S. Constitution that states government’s first priority is to provide “domestic tranquility.” </li></ul><ul><li>Will build on his record as a crime fighter. Floridians will have a senator who understands firsthand the need to keep the public safe and secure. </li></ul>
  18. 18. ON PUBLIC SAFETY <ul><li>will fight for law enforcement/first responders in the U.S. Senate </li></ul><ul><li>will fight each day in the U.S. Senate to protect America’s children from predators </li></ul><ul><li>Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program. (Mar 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed the Anti-Murder Act. (Mar 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Require that prisoners serve at least 85% of their sentences. (Nov 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden use of federal death penalty. (Nov 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>More federal prisons; more “truth in sentencing”. (Nov 1998) </li></ul>
  19. 19. ON IMMIGRATION <ul><li>Charlie Crist is clear. On “Fox News Sunday”, Crist said he still supports the McCain-Kennedy amnesty proposals: </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting the border, making sure that we enforce the law that’s on the books, and that those people who may have gotten here illegally are not advantaged by having done so. </li></ul>
  20. 20. ON CIVIL RIGHTS <ul><li>Uphold Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act. (Nov 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Provide compensation to victims of racial discrimination. (Nov 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 1998) </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>