SEIU: What Florida Voters Should Know About the GOP Frontrunners

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 23, 2012. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following five key points of the Republican presidential candidates that Florida voters should know casting their vote:

  1. Campaigning in a state with an unemployment rate of almost 10 percent, the GOP presidential candidates have shown surprisingly little compassion for people in need.
  2. Following revelations about his involvement with Bain Capital, refusal to promptly release his tax returns, a series of callous and insensitive comments including “I like being able to fire people” and “corporations are people”, Mitt Romney’s once enviable sailboat is finally losing wind.
  3. If elected president, Gingrich may end unemployment insurance to working families in need. According to CNN, Gingrich recently told a group of business leaders “we will never again pay anyone for 99 weeks of doing nothing…”
  4. Describing over $300,000 in public speaking fees as “not very much,” Mitt Romney is out of touch with ordinary working and middle class families.
  5. Not a single GOP presidential candidate offered a workable plan to address our nation’s broken immigration system. While Gingrich positions himself as being better on the issue than his counterpart Romney, Gingrich is not a viable alternative and under his plan, up to 9 million undocumented immigrants in this country would be deported which would have major economic ramifications.

With 2.1 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers–not just corporations and CEOs–benefit from today’s global economy.