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David Jolly Calls For Full Repeal of Obamcare, Says Budget Deal Was “A Punt”

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 This past week I sat down with businessman,consultant, former lobbyist,  and now Congressional candidate David Jolly, who is running to fill the seat left vacant by the his former boss, and  recently deceased, Congressman Bill Young.

 Like many other Republicans, including Senator Marco Rubio, Jolly, who served as Young’s legal counsel, and is in a contested Republican primary race with State Representative Kathleen Peters and two others, said that the recent budget bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives did not go far enough.

 Jolly said that he “wouldn’t have supported the budget on its face” if he had the chance to vote for or against it, adding that the best thing that came out of the bill, was that it kept the government functioning, but didn’t advance conservative principles.

 Jolly says that the budget “resolution doesn’t enact tax cuts” and was concerned that any of the cuts stipulated in the budget, which are slated to be enacted, wouldn’t  be enacted, adding that the “real cuts don’t happen for a long time.”

 This is a punt, that’s all it is, this is a punt.-David Jolly

 In discussing the Obamacare healthcare law, Jolly doubled down on his position that an immediate full-repeal of the law needed to happen.

 Lets be honest implementation of this bill is hurting families. Absolutely and unapologetically, let’s get rid of it.-David Jolly

 During the recent congressional forum hosted by the Tiger Bay club in St. Petersburg, Florida, Jolly first pushed his position of full repeal of Obama care, while his opponent Kathleen Peters, stated that she didn’t support repealing Obama care, unless there was another plan already in place.

 Former Congressman Young brought and helped sustain the overlooked high tech defense and job manufacturing base in the Tampa Bay area. Jolly feels that these already budgeted defense jobs, are at risk of being lost, because of Young’s death, and because he worked alongside of Young as his legal counsel, he is the only candidate in the race that can speak to this issue.

 The Republican special primary election will take place in January 2014, and the winner will face the presumptive Democrat congressional nominee, Alex Sink, in the following March special general election.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Rich

    My wife and I got a damn good policy at a damn good price from the ACA website.
    Before any more of you cry about it, try it and see for yourself.
    My wife was in the insurance industry for years and knows a good policy when she sees one and we got one.

    • George Blumel

      Before anyone “cries” about the federal government taking over 16% of our economy and dictating health polices at enormous cost to our economy and to all citizens who work and pay taxes let us rejoice that Rich got a good deal. He thinks.

      I’m sure the millions being added to Medicaid think they’re getting a good deal, too. But no one benefits in the long run from a government dictated system as all of history demonstrates. Care is rationed, good doctors quit, costs escalate and innovation is lost to regulation, taxes and bureaucracy. Check out Canada, the UK et al for proof

      One group that can’t protest is the children on whose backs fedgov is piling debt that can never be paid a la Greece.

      There is nothing , absolutely no redeeming social value –the only benefit is to fedgov which gains more control over the people. And that, of course, is main purpose of the Obama takeover of healthcare in the US.

      • Rich

        Rightwing paranoia at it’s finest and craziest!!

  • Isabella1709

    I think that is exactly what it was David. Don’t fight losing battles just now. 2014 will clear the way for repeal.