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Ehrlich Goes After Young Over Government Shutdown

Who do you think is to blame for the government shutdown, St. Pete?

C.W. Bill Young
C.W. Bill Young
Democratic congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich is going after Congressman C.W. Bill Young for the government shutdown. 

Ehrlich, who lost to Young in 2012, said Young's vote against the budget hurts residents in Pinellas County. 

"Congressman Bill Young’s petty partisan politics have now led to a government shutdown – resulting in unpaid furloughs for defense workers, economic uncertainty for small businesses, and hurting Pinellas County middle class families at every level. Congressman Young has delivered a self-inflicted blow that our recovering economy simply cannot afford," Ehrlich said in a statement Tuesday. “After forty three years in Washington, Congressman Young should know better, and his shutdown is the height of the irresponsible partisanship plaguing our nation."

Young, in an Oct. 3 statement, said he would support all legislation to fund the federal government.

“The time for politics is over; let’s get on to legislating and the hard work of tackling our $17 trillion national debt and solving important national issues like the current flood insurance crisis,” Young said in a statement. “All sides need to sit down and work these problems out together.”

Ehrlich is not buying Young's words. 

"Congressman Bill Young claimed he’d support a clean budget – then voted to block a clean budget just hours later – once again putting his reckless politics over any reasonable solutions to ending his shutdown,” Ehrlich said Thursday. " ... Enough is enough: it is time for Congressman Young to live up to his word and stop his shutdown before any more Florida families are forced to pay the price for his irresponsible Washington politics.”
Steve October 03, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Bit too late, Bill. You went along with these folks--voted for every of the 43 cut-offs for the ACA. You followed them right into the corner, and now you're boxed in, right along with the kooks. Lay down with fleas, and what happens, Bill?
Dharma October 03, 2013 at 08:26 PM
It really isn't a matter of opinion, not at all. It's a matter of public record, the Republican House has failed America. They are currently committing treason, on our dime. The ACA, "Obamacare", is not la legislative bill to fight, it is the law. And that law has been upheld by SCOTUS.
Red October 05, 2013 at 10:13 AM
If any of us had done this to the country we would be getting a free trip to a little base in Cuba. I'm sure they have space for 40 more. A chance for them to have their own country: Cell block 3 .

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