Democrat Congressman Joe “I eat earwax on C-SPAN” Garcia once again finds himself in the political hot seat with his recent assertion that “Communism works.”Yes my amigos, the congressman from South Florida utter those words in a taped Google hangout interview, while discussing immigration reform.
The Miami Herald posted the story, stating that Garcia was “chiding” the GOP for supporting spending along the border, which would create more of those nutty big government jobs.
“We’ve proved that Communism works” –Rep. Joe Garcia (D)
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Here is an excerpt of Garcia’s response:
…Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in: So the most dangerous—sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez. Right? And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico.And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good, government job, there’s no crime. But that isn’t what we should be doing on the border. The kind of money we’ve poured into it, and we’re having diminishing returns. So while we’re doing—we’re spending all of this money here, we have border problems in Puerto Rico…”-Miami Herald
Depending on who you speak to in certain Miami political circles, they will tell you that Garcia really spoke his mind about his feelings about Communism.
Some of Garcia’s big campaign donors are in the travel industry and support President Obama’s easing of U.S. travel restrictions to the island of Cuba, and so does Garcia.Garcia has backed the Havana research institute’s efforts of seeking U.S. approval to “test and market a diabetes treatment in this country,” which squarely puts him at odds with the South Florida Congressional delegation, that includes Representatives Ros-Lehtinen (R), Diaz-Balart (R),Wilson (D), and Wasserman Schultz (D), who all support the embargo.
But Garcia’s questionable ties benefitting Cuba do not stop there. The Shark Tank reported back in 2010 about Garcia’s Castro-friendly supporters.
“I support the revolution very strongly, very passionately,” he said. “I am integrated into the revolution in the deepest part of my being . . . I love Fidel like my father, and I believe he loves me like his son.”-John Cabanas, Garcia donor and obvious lover of Fidel Castro (Read about the donors here)
Garcia defeated Congressman David Rivera (R) in 2012, but now faces both Rivera (who just entered the GOP primary race) frontrunner Carlos Curbelo, who was just recognized by the National Republican Congressional Committee as being one of their “Young Guns” of the 2014 election cycle.