State of Florida Archives: on Families & Children


Rick Scott: $1.5 million for safe houses against human trafficking

Our budget invests $1.5 million to provide safe houses for victims of human trafficking. I had the privilege of meeting Allison Good. Allison was first trafficked when she was only five years old. She continued to be a victim of trafficking into her early 20s. Today, Allison is a warrior in the battle to end this horrific crime. Please join me in thanking Allison and all of those working to raise awareness against this evil and stop this crime from claiming even one more victim.
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Florida Legislature Mar 5, 2013

Mike Huckabee: Understand the totality of the American family

If you talk to the people at the bottom of the economy, the people who are handling the bags, the people who are serving the food, you get a very different picture, because their health care costs are up dramatically. The cost to educate their children are up. The cost of their fuel has way outstripped any wage increase they’ve had. Now, often we hear people talk about trickle-down economics, that if you have a wonderful surge in the economy that it eventually works it way down to all sectors. But there’s another issue, too: there is a trickle-up impact when the economy begins to go sour. And if you pay attention to the people who are the single moms and the working people who barely get from paycheck to paycheck, you’d find out months in advance that this economy was headed for a downward turn. What people need in the president, is somebody who understands the totality of the American family and not just the folks at the top.
Source: 2008 GOP debate in Boca Raton Florida Jan 24, 2008

Rudy Giuliani: Conservative record:I drove pornography out of Times Square

Q: [to Giuliani]: Sen. Thompson says that you’re soft on abortion, that you’re soft on gun control, & that you’ve never claimed to be a conservative. Who is more conservative: you or Fred Thompson?

GIULIANI: I can’t comment on Fred. I can tell you tha George Will wrote that I ran the most conservative government in the US in the last 50 years. I brought down crime more than anyone in this country. I brought down taxes. I drove pornography out of Times Square. In that environment--one of the most liberal cities in the country--I had more success than anyone ever thought I could have. So I think that was a pretty darn good conservative record. You can always find one exception or two to someone being absolutely conservative or absolutely this or absolutely that, but I think I had a heck of a lot of conservative results.

THOMPSON: Mayor Giuliani believes in federal funding for abortion. He believes in sanctuary cities. He’s for gun control. He sides with Hillary Clinton on each of those issues.

Source: 2007 GOP primary debate in Orlando, Florida Oct 21, 2007

Marco Rubio: Parental notification for social networking website use