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Issue Position: Economy

Issue Position


We need to do more to assist small businesses, which provide most of the new workers in our economy. I have worked hard to keep taxes low so that small businesses can once again be the great economic engine that can bring us economic recovery.

I support expanding tax credits for middle class families.

During a time of high unemployment, I have voted to extend unemployment benefits for out of work South Floridians.

I voted in favor of raising the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour.

I support finalizing trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. South Florida is the gateway to Latin America and a huge hub for trade with Colombia which has already produced thousands of jobs in the flower import and other industries.

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