Jeb Bush dogs President Obama's trip to Florida

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Former Governor Jeb Bush today made the following statement on President Obama’s visit to Florida:

“President Obama’s recent decision to focus on trade – a vital component of Florida’s economy – comes three years too late. President Obama missed several opportunities early in his administration to secure quick passage of trade agreements with Colombia and Panama which together will create thousands of jobs here in Florida.

“Instead, President Obama bowed to political pressure from powerful labor unions to stall these agreements. While President Obama played politics, Floridians suffered, and the U.S. lost $1 billion in agricultural exports to Colombia alone.

“Being President means making important choices each day that have real consequences for the American people. President Obama’s trade inaction and political calculations are part of a broader pattern of economic failures for this president that have resulted in real pain for Floridians and Americans throughout this great country.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.