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Breaking: Marco Rubio Votes Against Bill To Lower Floridians’ Health Care & Prescription Drug Costs, Fight Inflation, And Invest In American Energy

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August 7, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Grant Fox

Breaking: Marco Rubio Votes Against Bill To Lower Floridians’ Health Care & Prescription Drug Costs, Fight Inflation, And Invest In American Energy

Marco Rubio voted today against the Inflation Reduction Act, extraordinarily popular legislation that will cut inflation and reduce the deficit by lowering Floridians’ health care costs, ensuring corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, and investing in American energy production.
“Instead of voting to lower costs for Floridians struggling with high gas prices and expensive medications, Marco Rubio voted to help big corporations and the richest Americans avoid paying taxes. Rubio didn’t just choose his special interest donors over what’s best for Florida today, he voted to rip off everyday Floridians by rejecting a plan to lower their cost of living and save their tax dollars,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
Major provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act that Rubio voted against include:
  • Allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, an immensely popular plan with broad bipartisan support that will lower health care costs for Florida seniors and save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.
  • Capping out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors, ensuring Florida seniors will never again have to pay tens of thousands of dollars for just one drug.
  • Expanding Affordable Care Act subsidies that have cut health insurance costs for over 2 million Floridians.
  • Tax provisions that will ensure corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000.
  • Plans to invest in American energy production and lower utility bills for Florida families.

~~Letrecia Brown, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman

Like his Anti-freedom Crusade, Ron DeSantis’ TV Ad Silences an awful lot of Voices

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August 3, 2022 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kobie Christian

Like his anti-freedom crusade, Ron DeSantis’ TV ad silences an awful lot of voices

TV ads won’t change the fact that his policies are unpopular and anti-freedom
Miami, FL – Today, Ron DeSantis released his first television ad of the cycle, featuring voiceovers of supposed letters written to the Governor. There are many more voices you don’t hear in the ad from Floridians whose freedoms have been stripped by DeSantis during his four years as Governor.
  • DeSantis has vowed to “expand pro-life protections,” with no exceptions for rape, incest, or human trafficking, further restricting women from choosing when and where they start a family
  • DeSantis has fought to overturn Florida’s long-standing constitutional right to privacy.
  • DeSantis has used his office to punish businesses, organizations, and even individuals that exercise their First Amendment rights, even when it means a tax increase for Floridians
  • DeSantis was the only Governor in the country who failed to pre-order COVID vaccines for small children, denying parents the freedom to make healthcare decisions for their families
  • DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” law has stripped children and teachers of the freedom to be themselves at school
  • DeSantis has repeatedly failed to condemn his Nazi supporters
Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Kobie Christian said: “There’s a mile-high pile of complaints from Floridians you won’t hear DeSantis read in this ad, including from women who have had their reproductive freedoms stripped, parents who have been denied the choice and freedom to vaccinate their children, and workers wondering why DeSantis hasn’t lifted a finger to address the country’s worst affordable housing crisis. There aren’t enough staged TV ads to cover that record up.”

~~Letrecia Brown, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman


Letrecia (Trish) Brown: triciaspn@gmail.com


Mike Bonacolta: mikebonacolta@gmail.com

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