Boyd says "people along the Gulf Coast are impatient."
Panama City: Steve Southerland responded today to Allen Boyd's comments that "people along the Gulf Coast are impatient" when it comes to the issue of the oil rig explosion and catastrophic oil leak still unresolved in the Gulf. Click here to read WJHG-TV article.
Southerland said, "Our economy is facing a crisis, and our way of life along the coast is being threatened. We aren't impatient; we are fed up! We've had enough of our inept government, it's enablers and excuse makers, like Allen Boyd. During seven straight weeks of currents and winds that favored the coast of Florida by holding off the oil, our government used none of that time to protect our beaches or inland waters from the oil that would inevitably come our way. Their idea of managing the oil spill is to shut down drilling and close more and more of the Gulf to fishing."
Southerland went on to say, "Now that the oil is washing up on the coast of Florida, Florida's Second Congressional District is going to be hit hard economically. Even before the oil was close to the coastline, hotels, condominiums and fishing charters began to see cancellations. Soon businesses will be forced to lay people off and possibly even close up shop. This will be on the heels of the 1,500 jobs lost at Tyndall AFB and Sallie Mae, thanks directly to Allen Boyd and his lack of leadership and his willingness to rubber stamp the Obama-Pelosi agenda." Click here to read Newsherald article.
"Instead of playing politics and giving useless press conferences, President Obama and Allen Boyd need to be focused on helping to stop the oil leak FIRST and then determining, after a thorough investigation, what went wrong and how future catastrophes like this can be avoided. BP should and will be held accountable for their negligence. However, the immediate urgency is to stop the leak and to ensure that our economy, our jobs, and our beautiful coastline are not again negatively impacted."
Southerland concluded by saying, "Washington D.C. is backwards in its focus, and it is time for the people to send a representative to D.C. who will stand up for the common sense values of Florida's Second Congressional District and fight against the Obama-Pelosi-Boyd agenda that is damaging the very core of what made America the greatest nation on earth."
Steve Southerland is a Republican candidate from Panama City, FL who is running against the incumbent, Boyd.