Some Florida reactions to President Barack Obama’s Wednesday speech on the economy:
Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee:
“I think the President and his staff trot out this same speech every few months. This is about the 20th time they’ve called for a ‘pivot’ to jobs, and it always seems to happen when the headlines aren’t so great for the White House.
“Not surprisingly, there wasn’t anything in this speech we haven’t heard before. President Obama still thinks the key to creating jobs is raising taxes to pay for bigger government and I just firmly disagree with that approach. I’m happy to work toward common ground where we can find it, but I certainly didn’t see that kind of bipartisan outreach in a speech from the President that focused on slamming House Republicans and advocating big-government policies that are proven failures.”
Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, via Twitter:
“We can grow economy by growing middle class paychecks. RT if you support Pres. Obama’s plan for #abetterbargain.”
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry (on Obama’s planned visit to Jacksonville):
“We will not allow the President to come to Jacksonville and take credit for Governor Scott’s policies and economic successes just like he tried to in Miami nearly four months ago. Floridians know it’s Governor Rick Scott who provides results with his laser-focused leadership on jobs.”