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Justice rips Young on lobbyist ties



State Sen. Charlie Justice, D-St. Petersburg, has some harsh, not-so-unexpected words for the man he wants to unseat in the 2010 election, U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores. It spins off the Times report on a lobbyist's lucrative ties to his old boss, Young. From the Justice news release:

“With our economy still digging out of the deep debt our government finds itself in, this abuse of power is exactly why the voters are angry with the current culture in Washington DC,” stated Charlie Justice, candidate for U.S Congress FL-10. “Not only does Cong. Young continue to be one of the worst abusers of pork-barrel spending, he is also so out of touch with the voters throughout the district who are fed up with this type of wasteful spending that he proudly brags about it.

“The residents of Pinellas County have had it with Members of Congress, like Cong. Young, who use and abuse tax-payer dollars for their own reward and spend frivolously while the rest of the residents of the district are fighting for their jobs, worried about hanging on to Social Security and struggling to keep their homes,” stated Justice. “Doing favors for old pals may be the way business is be done in DC, the question is do the voters want the same old same old or is it time to bring some Florida sunshine to the smoke filled rooms in Washington?”


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:18pm]


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