Jeff Greene, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement regarding the state unemployment numbers released today.
“While today’s report brings some welcome news and I applaud President Obama for his leadership in our economic recovery, with one million Floridians out of work we still have a jobs crisis in Florida and America.
“Unfortunately this news comes too late for many Florida families who lost their homes and jobs because of failed career politicians like Kendrick Meek who did nothing to regulate lenders that caused the housing crisis and failed to regulate Wall Street that caused millions of Americans to lose their homes and livelihoods. Meek is a double failure and Floridians need a leader that will not be asleep at the wheel.
“Unlike the career politicians who supported the policies that got us into this mess, I am the only jobs creator in this campaign and “The Jobs for Florida Plan” that I proposed will help create jobs across the Sunshine State.
“I’m running for U.S. Senate to create jobs and give the people of Florida a voice in Washington. I will not take a penny from special interests and will always put Florida first.”